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Michigan Fans Will Love This New Video From Juwan Howard

A University of Michigan flag is seen on the court prior to the 2014 Big Ten Men's Championship between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 16: A University of Michigan flag is seen on the court prior to the 2014 Big Ten Men's Championship between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The announcement of Juwan Howard as head coach of the Michigan Wolverines basketball team has quickly gotten fans excited. But the promo video for the announcement itself did a pretty good job of getting the Wolverines hyped.

On Wednesday afternoon, the team made the Howard announcement official, and included a video highlighting his time as a member of the legendary Fab Five. The video concluded with Howard, sporting a Michigan sweatshirt, stating, "This is Michigan basketball."

After finishing his junior season, Howard was the fifth overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft. He would play 20 years in the NBA before being hired as an assistant to the Miami Heat in 2013.

Michigan's head coaching job was vacated earlier this month when John Beilein opted to leave in favor of accepting the head coaching job with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

As part of the Fab Five, Howard, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Ray Jackson, and Jimmy King started a combined 304 games as freshman en route to the Final Four and the NCAA Tournament title game. They would lose to Duke in the Final, but return as sophomores the following year.

In 1993, the Fab Five once again won in the Final Four and appeared in the NCAA Tournament title game. They lost to North Carolina after Webber's controversial timeout call.

Unfortunately, Michigan's two Final Four appearances would be vacated by NCAA sanctions years later.