Report: Juwan Howard 'not even interested in discussing' leaving Michigan for NBA
Juwan Howard will not even entertain the idea of leaving Michigan. That’s the latest report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
As teams continue to be eliminated from the NBA playoffs, there are possibilities of more head coaching jobs becoming available. However, Howard doesn’t have any interest in departing Ann Arbor for any of the vacancies. He was thought to be a potential candidate for jobs with the Boston Celtics and Portland Trailblazers.
“Sources: Michigan’s Juwan Howard continues to tell NBA teams he’s not interested in even a discussion on leaving Ann Arbor,” Wojnarowski wrote on Twitter.
Sources: Michigan’s Juwan Howard continues to tell NBA teams he's not interested in even a discussion on leaving Ann Arbor. Teams are also calling to gather intel on Memphis coach Penny Hardaway's work. He's going to get offers to interview for openings in this NBA job cycle.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 10, 2021
Howard just completed his second season as the head coach at Michigan. He led the Wolverines to a 23-5 overall record, which included a 14-3 mark in B1G play. Michigan claimed a B1G regular season title and earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Even without star Isaiah Livers on the floor, Michigan managed to reach the Elite Eight, before falling in a close game to UCLA.
In two seasons as the leader of the Wolverines, Howard has compiled a 42-17 overall record and a 24-13 record in the B1G.
Because of Howard’s extensive career in the NBA as a player and an assistant coach on the staff with the Miami Heat, he’s considered a strong candidate to be an NBA head coach. Right now, Howard says he’s not interested.