Michigan's Juwan Howard on Wisconsin incident: 'That was not the right way to carry myself'
Michigan head coach Juwan Howard isn’t making any excuses for his actions last month in Madison. He’s owning up to the mistake he made after the team’s loss to the Badgers at the Kohl Center.
Following Michigan’s 77-63 loss, Howard and Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard exchanged words in the postgame handshake line, which resulted in the two being separated. Howard then took a swing at Badgers assistant Joe Krabbenhoft, striking him in the face.
Howard was suspended for the remainder of the regular season — a 5-game suspension. He was reinstated earlier this week and will coach Michigan in the B1G Tournament.
On Wednesday, Howard said there were no excuses for his actions.
“I can come up with 1,000 excuses, but I’m not,” Howard said. “I take full ownership for my actions. That was not the right way to carry myself.”
#Michigan Juwan Howard: "I can come up with 1,000 excuses, but I’m not. I take full ownership for my actions. That was not the right way to carry myself.”
— Larry Lage (@LarryLage) March 9, 2022
In last year’s B1G Tournament, Howard was ejected from Michigan’s game against Maryland after charging at then-Terrapins head coach Mark Turgeon.
Michigan ended this season with a 17-13 record and an 11-9 mark in B1G play. The Wolverines will play Indiana in the first game of the second round of this year’s tournament.