U of M Extends Basketball Coach Juwan Howards Contract
Wolverine fans should be excited to know that the University of Michigan has extended men's basketball coach Juwan Howard's contract.
U of M was on a roll last season until their number one scorer Isaiah Rivers injured his foot during the Big Ten quarterfinals against Maryland. The injury kept Rivers out of the tournament when the Wolverines were on a roll.
Nonetheless, Michigan coach Juwan Howard has turned the men's basketball program around, and the 2021-22 season looks as promising as last year.
When a coach is doing well, and the players are responding, the school better make the right move, or another school or pro-team may swoop in and get your winning coach out from under you.
According to FOX 17, the University of Michigan and basketball coach Juwan Howard have agreed to a five-year extension to his contract. Howard will stay on as coach through the 2025-26 season.
Howard's contract extension is a big step for the Wolverines that are ranked number 4 this year.
Michigan's athletic director, Warde Manuel, made the announcement official Tuesday night, a few hours before an unfortunate 2 point loss to Seton Hall.
FOX 17 reported, "I'm honored to be regarded in such a way that the university wished to continue a lasting relationship with me," Howard said. "It was a surprise when Warde approached me, and it didn't take long for us to get on the same page. I'm grateful to him, our great university, and my talented young men who sacrifice every day. The love I have for the University of Michigan is beyond words."
Former Michigan coach John Beilein went on to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers leaving an opportunity for Howard to return and coach the team he once played for as a member of Michigan's Fab Five.
Mr. Fab Five now has five more years added to his contract in hopes of taking the Wolverines to the big dance and bringing home a national championship.