After receiving consideration for multiple NBA head coaching jobs this offseason, Heat assistant Juwan Howard now appears to be in the running for a job at his alma mater. Multiple sources tell Josh Henschke of The Michigan Insider that Howard and Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel have a meeting lined up for Tuesday to discuss the Wolverines’ head coaching vacancy.
Michigan has been on the lookout for a new head coach since John Beilein – who had held the position since 2007 – accepted the Cavaliers’ job earlier this month. Howard’s name has frequently come up since Beilein’s departure, with former Fab Five teammate Jalen Rose among those who have endorsed him for the role.
Jordan Schultz of ESPN first reported on Friday (via Twitter) that Howard had spoken with Turnkey Sports, the firm leading the Wolverines’ search. Howard was informed that Manuel was “very interested” in speaking with him, according to Schultz.
Earlier this spring, Howard met with the Cavaliers and Lakers about their head coaching openings. He’s also reportedly on the Timberwolves’ list of candidates after they opened a search beyond interim coach Ryan Saunders.