Former “Fab Five” basketball great Juwan Howard was introduced as the University of Michigan’s head coach today and was moved to tears!
While on the podium, he had this to say…”Last time I had a press conference in this building was 1994. I declared that I was going to go to the NBA. I felt like I was letting down my teammates because I didn’t do what I came here to do, and that was to bring a championship to this university — a university I cared so much about.
“Now, let’s fast-forward 25 years later. I’m back. I’m back to help continue this Michigan tradition. I’m back to help continue this beautiful culture that has been instilled here before me and, whenever that day comes, after me.”
There is only 1 job on the collegiate level that Juwan would pursue. The Michigan Job of course. He was preparing to interview for the Wolves job in the NBA. He was offered associate coaching job. But he declined. “My heart is with Michigan!”