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Michigan basketball: Will Juwan Howard bolt alma mater for NBA head coaching job?

Juwan Howard has revitalized the Michigan basketball program, however the NBA could possibly be calling for the previous Wolverines ahead.

As March Insanity approaches, Michigan basketball head coach Juwan Howard’s solely thought ought to be about bringing a nationwide title to his alma mater.

Whereas the previous Fab 5 ahead by no means received all of it throughout his enjoying days in Ann Arbor, he has the Wolverines ranked No. 3 within the nation in solely his second 12 months on the job. Michigan is 17-1 general and 12-1 in Large Ten play. Although the Wolverines have been a terrific program when John Beilein was on the bench, Howard is a head-coaching candidate on the rise.

Would Juwan Howard go away the Michigan basketball program for the NBA?

Howard will take dwelling each teaching award from the 2020-21 NCAA season. Not solely is he a basketball legend from his days at Michigan, however Howard is a former NBA All-Star and a two-time league champion. Previous to returning to Ann Arbor, Howard served as an assistant coach for Erik Spoelstra on the Miami Warmth. Revered and revered within the NBA, Howard might return in 2021 if he desires.

Howard simply turned 48-years-old. Former school coaches like Billy Donovan and Brad Stevens have proven making the leap from school to professional just isn’t as troublesome because it was once. Though taking a look at Beilein’s failure within the NBA could possibly be a cause to remain. Howard additionally has the posh of not being seen as a training retread.

It actually comes all the way down to if he desires to remain at Michigan or return to the NBA.

A handful of groups who could possibly be focused on him embrace the Atlanta Hawks, the Detroit Pistons and the Washington Wizards. He might keep in-state to switch Dwane Casey in a rebuilding scenario in Detroit. Howard was an All-Star with the then-Washington Bullets. He spent the majority of his NBA profession within the nation’s capital and could possibly be a long-term alternative for Scott Brooks.

As for Atlanta, Lloyd Pierce has not precisely proven a lot in three years since leaving the Philadelphia 76ers’ bench. Although Pierce has higher job safety over Casey in Detroit or Brooks in Washington, it’s a must to surprise if Atlanta possession is glad with the way in which the younger, however aggressive roster is being coached up. In brief, Howard could have a couple of suitors within the NBA.

So ought to Howard go away Michigan?

No, as a result of he is not going to have the identical job safety he would if he have been to remain in Ann Arbor. It must take a very unbelievable scenario for Howard to depart Michigan after solely two years.

Ought to Michigan win the NCAA Match and a staff like Washington have been to supply him the job, that might current a clear break for him. Nonetheless, if Michigan falters in March Insanity, it could solely gasoline the hearth for him to return. If there’s unfinished enterprise available at Michigan, no method Howard would skip city this early in his school teaching profession for the professionals.

For Howard to depart Michigan, he wants a a lot better alternative to be introduced than the aforementioned trio of potential openings.

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