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Juwan Howard to leave Heat, will join Michigan as Head Coach

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The Heat assistant coach will rejoin his alma mater as head coach of the Michigan Wolverines basketball team.

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Juwan Howard is a Michigan legend. One of they key members of the famed “Fab Five”, Howard electrified audiences alongside Jalen Rose, Chris Webber, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson as a student. Now he’ll be rejoining his Alma Mater, but this time as head coach as reported by Miami Heat Beat. He’ll replace John Beilein who left the Wolverines last week to join the Cavaliers.

It’s no secret that Howard was ready for head coaching role, he’d interviewed for a few vacant NBA head coaching positions in recent years. Howard has been a beloved assistant coach by Heat players, and by all indications a key contributor in Miami’s player development. His absence will be felt immediately. Rumours say Udonis Haslem could be considered as a replacement, but it’s too early to tell.

Hopefully Juwan is able to bring some of the Heat Culture to the Michigan locker room.