Juwan Howard suspended for multiple Michigan basketball games, per report
Juwan Howard will miss the rest of Michigan’s regular season, according to a report.
Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports was first to share that Michigan is suspending the Wolverines head coach for the 5 remaining games of the regular season after Sunday’s scuffle following the Wisconsin game.
Michigan will suspend men’s basketball coach Juwan Howard for the rest of the regular season, a source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) February 21, 2022
Howard’s suspension comes after he swung at Wisconsin assistant Joe Krabbenhoft, making open-handed contact with Krabbenhoft’s face (the words “punch” and “slap” have each been used on social media). Howard and Badgers head coach Greg Gard had a heated exchange in the postgame handshake line over Gard calling a late timeout when the Badgers had already secured their double-digit victory. While Howard was widely criticized in the media, the Michigan head coach pointed the blame at Gard for escalating the situation as the Wisconsin coach was first to make contact, grabbing Howard’s arm to keep him from walking past.
Jeff Goodman chimed in that UM worked with the Big Ten. An announcement from the B1G with other disciplinary action is expected later Monday evening, per ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.
Michigan and Big Ten worked together on this. Juwan Howard will miss five regular-season games. https://t.co/1wcjFZgj9M
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) February 21, 2022
Michigan’s remaining regular-season games are against Rutgers, Illinois, Michigan State, Iowa and Ohio State, wrapping up on Sunday, March 6.