As NBA head coach vacancies continue to rise, Michigan basketball’s Juwan Howard says, “Thank you, but no thank you.”
With each new opening, NBA insiders have exclaimed that Howard would be a name of interest, but one of the most prominent people in the know says the third-year Wolverines head coach has no interest to leave his alma mater.
Having already released a statement last August when the teams started showing interest after his debut season at Ann Arbor, Howard is adamant he is staying put. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Howard won’t even talk to NBA franchises about their head coaching positions now that he’s happy with his current position.
Sources: Michigan’s Juwan Howard continues to tell NBA teams he’s not even interested in a discussion about Ann Arbor leaving. The teams are also calling for information on the work of Memphis coach Penny Hardaway. He will be receiving interview offers for vacancies in this NBA job cycle.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 10, 2021
Of course, not only was Howard a part of the Fab Five, but he just took his alma mater to the Elite Eight in his second season with the show. He has also been on fire in recruiting, having achieved the country’s No.1 recruiting class in 2021.
Additionally, his son Jace is on the squad as a stock player and Corn and Blue are in strong contention to land his other son, a four-star forward, Jett, in the 2022 class.