While the thoughts of football fans were on Tuesday’s reveal of the College Football Playoff Rankings, Michigan basketball announced a brand new deal for head coach Juwan Howard.

Howard took the reins of the program heading into the 2019-20 season and has produced impressive results with the Wolverines. He turned in a 42-17 overall record over his first 2 seasons and a B1G regular-season championship during the 2020-21 campaign.

Now, Michigan has locked Howard up for the long-term, unveiling a 5-year extension Tuesday evening.

“I couldn’t be happier for our student-athletes and fans to know that Juwan will continue to lead Michigan into the future,” said Warde Manuel, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. “His great character is second to none, and he is a wonderful teammate — demonstrated through his commitment to proactive communication and collaboration across the department. Juwan’s love for this university is evident in all that he does, as is the joy he takes in the accomplishments of his student-athletes.”

“I’m honored to be regarded in such a way that the University wished to continue a lasting relationship with me,” said Howard. “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.”

Howard’s new extension will carry him through the completion of the 2025-26 and the revised financial details go into effect immediately.