The University of Michigan has reportedly found its John Beilein replacement.
According to Five Reasons Sports, Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard has agreed to multi-year deal to become Michigan’s head coach.
— Miami Heat Beat (@miaheatbeat) May 21, 2019
The report coincides with an announcement earlier on Tuesday that Providence has signed Ed Cooley to a multi-year extension. Cooley was also in consideration for the Michigan job and reportedly had emerged as a serious candidate this week.
Howard, 46, is a two-time NBA champion, former NBA All-Star, and has worked as a Heat assistant coach since 2013. He played at Michigan from 1991-1994 and was part of the famous “Fab Five” team, along with Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson. The Fab Five is arguably the most well-known recruiting class in college sports history and generated success and notoriety for the program. They were also associated with infamy due to the Ed Martin scandal.
Howard will have big shoes to fill at Michigan, as the program reached the national championship game twice under Beilein and finished ranked in the top 10 nationally four times. Beilein has left the Wolverines to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers.