Michigan fires Juwan Howard, the former Fab Five star, after…..

Michigan fires Juwan Howard, the former Fab Five star, after five seasons coaching men’s basketball

Time's up: Michigan fires Howard after five seasons | News, Sports, Jobs -  The Daily News

(AP) ANN ARBOR, Mich. After five seasons, Michigan fired coach Juwan Howard on Friday. The former member of the Fab Five was part of the team that won a Big Ten title and advanced to two NCAA Tournaments upon his return to his alma mater before finishing with two straight disappointing seasons.

With the Wolverines, Howard had a record of 82–67 at the end, experiencing both highs and lows. He was voted The Associated Press coach of the year in 2021 after winning the conference regular season championship and coming just one win away from the Final Four.
This season, he suffered a school-record 24 losses as Michigan fell to a last-place Big Ten finish for the first time since 1967.
Howard was fired by Warde Manuel, the athletic director of Michigan.

“I am aware of the significance that Juwan’s return to oversee this initiative held for all of us. It was evident to me that the program was not meeting our goals and was not moving in the proper direction, even though he loved his alma mater and our student-athletes had a great time under his management.
After turning the Michigan Wolverines into a national powerhouse, John Beilein left to take a coaching position with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Manuel hired Howard, who shed happy emotions during his first press conference in May 2019.

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