Report: Michigan assistant turning down head coaching opportunity to stay on Juwan Howard's staff
Michigan assistant coach Saddi Washington is reportedly declining an opportunity to become the next head coach at Western Michigan to stay on Juwan Howard’s staff in Ann Arbor. It would be the second time Washington turned down the job at WMU.
Tony Paul of The Detroit News reported the news Wednesday. Washington is expected to sign a contract extension with the Wolverines in the near future.
Washington also turned down the job at Western Michigan two years ago when offered the position. He’s been on Michigan’s staff since 2016. He started on John Beilein’s staff and was kept when Howard took the job for the 2019-20 season.
Washington is a Western Michigan alum and ranked No. 6 all-time among scorers in Broncos hoops history.
During his time at Michigan, Washington has helped the Wolverines win two B1G Tournament titles and one regular season conference crown. No details about Washington’s expected contract extension at UM have been released.