Chris Webber sends cool note about Juwan Howard hiring
The most famous member of the “Fab Five” has weighed in on one of his comrades being named as the head coach at Michigan.
Juwan Howard was hired this week by the Wolverines to serve as their next head coach, replacing John Beilein, who left for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The hiring is a huge deal as it brings Michigan’s basketball program back to one of the best-known times in their history.
Howard, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson comprised Michigan’s 1991 recruiting class, which is probably the most notable recruiting class in college sports history. Dubbed the “Fab Five,” they included four top-10 recruits/McDonald’s All-Americans, which was the most McDonald’s All-Americans in a single recruiting class to that point. The players brought style, swag and success to the court and did huge ratings.
Michigan touching back to that time with the Howard hiring is significant for the school, and everyone has wondered what Webber thinks of it considering he has been disassociated with the school due to his role in the Ed Martin scandal. Webber finally answered the questions on Friday through a note posted on Twitter:
I've been asked what I think about my friend Juwan Howard being hired as head coach
I'm pumped – he's worked for this moment… he's earned it.
All I thought of is that he survived the times..
I knew him as a poor kid from the projects of Chicago and now this?
God is Great. pic.twitter.com/M0xOgr9tPs
— Chris Webber (@realchriswebber) May 25, 2019
Webber is “pumped” about the hiring, as he should be.
It wasn’t that long ago that the subject of the Fab Five still brought up tension between the members. Rose has said that the Howard hiring will finally reunite the whole crew. Webber being happy about things signifies he could be ready to mend all relationships as well.
Now it’s on Howard to deliver results to the program that they’re seeking.