Jay Williams campaigns for Juwan Howard as next Michigan coach
Michigan is in the market for a new head basketball coach, and Jay Williams knows who should be considered for the job.
Williams, the former Duke star and current ESPN analyst, said on Twitter Monday that Juwan Howard should be the next Michigan coach.
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) May 13, 2019
Former NBA point guard Rod Strickland, a former teammate of Howard, similarly supported Juwan for the job:
Juwan Howard would be a great hire! Class, winner and basketball smarts. He has been apart of one of best run organizations in professional sports and under the great Pat Riley who is one of the best leader of all time https://t.co/yEgg4KFKZb
— Rod Strickland (@rod_strickland) May 14, 2019
Howard 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, 46, is a two-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat, former NBA All-Star, and has worked as a Heat assistant coach since 2013.
The culture at Michigan is not a problem, despite what Williams says. John Beilein brought Michigan back into prominence during his 12 seasons, helping them to become one of the most successful college basketball programs over the decade. The next coach would just need to build off that, not remake it.