Chris Webber accepts Jim Harbaugh's invitation to return to Michigan as an honorary captain
Finally, Chris Webber is going back to Ann Arbor.
The former Michigan hoops star and current NBA analyst declined several invitations to return to the place where he was part of one of the most memorable teams in college basketball history. But because of an NCAA scandal involving improper benefits, Webber’s consecutive national runner-up banners were removed.
On Friday, Jim Harbaugh sent an invitation to Webber to become an honorary captain for a game during an appearance on “The M Zone” show on WTKA 1050-AM in Ann Arbor.
“Coach, you know that’s no problem,” Webber said on “The M Zone” show on WTKA 1050-AM in Ann Arbor. “As you know, and getting to speak to you over the years, I love what you’ve done with the program. Good luck, and yeah, I will definitely be a part of it.”
Webber will join the long list of honorary captains during the Harbaugh era, which include the likes of Michael Jordan, Tom Brady and Derek Jeter.
This one, however, will be a bit different for Michigan fans.
“I would definitely be honored, coach, and you know I would do anything for you,” Webber said. “The No. 4s at Michigan, we’ve got to stick together.”
Webber still hasn’t acknowledged if he’d return for a Michigan basketball game, but at the very least, his acceptance of the honorary captain invitation is a step in the right direction.