The Michigan Wolverines are still on the hunt for a new head coach after former coach John Beilein made the shocking decision to leave the program to become the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Beilein brought the Wolverines back to the forefront of college basketball, winning multiple Big Ten titles along the way.
However, with Beilein headed to the NBA, the Wolverines reportedly interviewed an NBA veteran for their head coaching vacancy.
According to multiple reports, the Wolverines interviewed former Michigan great Juwan Howard.
A new report from Miami Heat Beat suggested the Wolverines are expected to hire Howard as the team’s new head coach.
However, Michigan insider Nick Baumgardner made it clear no deal has been reached just yet.
Going to do this again, I guess:
No, Michigan does not yet have a deal in place with a new basketball coach.
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) May 21, 2019
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.
He went on to become an assistant coach under head coach Erick Spoelstra’s Miami Heat Staff after his 2013 retirement.
Stay tuned for the latest on the Michigan Wolverines search for a new head coach to replace John Beilein.