The Michigan college basketball program has found its replacement for former head coach John Beilein.
According to a report from college basketball insider Jeff Goodman of Stadium, the Wolverines hired former Michigan star Juwan Howard as the team's new head coach.
After Beilein left to become the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Wolverines were left with a major hole to fill.
The university turned to a former star with NBA coaching experience. Howard reportedly signed a five-year deal with the Wolverines.
Howard was a member of the Fab Five in Michigan before becoming a first-round pick of the Washington Bullets (Wizards) in 1994. He went onto a longtime NBA career before winning two championships with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade with the Miami Heat.
Both LeBron and D-Wade publicly endorsed Howard for the job in the week leading up to his hiring.
Beilein brought the Wolverines back to the forefront of college basketball, winning multiple Big Ten titles along the way.
Now it's up to Howard to continue the trend of seeing the Wolverines in the NCAA tournament every year.
Beilein was the 10th highest-paid coach in the country. We'll have to wait and see where Howard lands on the list.