Full circle moment indeed.
One of the members of the Fab Five is coming home. The University of Michigan‘s own Juwan Howard will reportedly take the head coaching job for the men’s basketball team.
According to ESPN, sources say that the contract will be a 5-year deal to lead the Wolverines. And while there was interest on both sides, Howard‘s name was not the only one in the running.
A 19 year NBA vet, 2-time world champion, and 1-time All-Star, Howard along with the other members of the Fab Five, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson, took the college basketball world by storm in the early 90s.
From their signature black socks, bald heads, and baggy blue and gold shorts, Howard and Co. established Michigan as a basketball powerhouse, while remaining unapologetically black.
A proven winner, Howard aims to take his wealth of basketball knowledge (he’s gained years of experience as an NBA assistant coach) love for the game, and three decades worth of NBA connections to leverage the future of the program that was essential to making him the highly respected leader he is today.
A full circle moment indeed. Congrats to Mr. Howard.