Men's Basketball

Phil Martelli will be joined by Howard Eisley to complete Michigan basketball's assistant coaching staff.

John Beilein was the veteran coach who filled his bench with younger, up-and-coming assistants. For new coach Juwan Howard, it was the opposite for his first hire.

Athletic director Warde Manuel is confident in Juwan Howard's pedigree.

Warde Manuel spoke directly, with certainty and confidence.

“We looked at many,” Manuel said. “Broad scope. I stand here today with my choice.”

Michigan men's basketball coach Juwan Howard lacks head-coaching experience but has the trust of athletic director Warde Manuel.

What is Juwan Howard’s head coaching philosophy?

Michigan coach Juwan Howard had his introductory press conference on Thursday at the Crisler Center.

When Jimmy King came home from high school practice as a highly-touted recruit, he wasn’t just greeted by his mother but often another call from Juwan Howard.


As Juwan Howard approached the podium for his introductory press conference at the Crisler Center, he looked around the arena and into the rafters, trying to gather himself.

Assistant coach Luke Yaklich will accept a job at Texas.

Shortly after coach John Beilein left Michigan to become the coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Yaklich, too, is gone after accepting a position as an assistant coach of the Longhorns, per a report from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Yaklich was first rumored to be interviewing for the job on May 16.

Michigan coach Juwan Howard worked to secure Cole Bajema's commitment after John Beilein left the program.

“The key factor in Cole coming to the University of Michigan was really a coaching compatibility decision at a great university,” Shane told The Daily. “Then, when that transition goes off and you wonder what’s gonna be next, it’s all about relationships and trust and continuity with the next coach. … But I think they made a great decision in choosing another person to carry out the legacy, of what is more than just Beilein’s legacy, but the Michigan legacy.”

Juwan Howard's first move as head coach was retaining strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson

Some of the biggest questions surrounding Juwan Howard’s hire have concerned his coaching staff.

As of Friday, at least one part of that puzzle is complete.

Michigan men's basketball coach Juwan Howard was a member of the Fab Five team that reached the National Championship game twice.

Howard doesn’t need to restore any glory days. His only mandate is to create more. And if you squint hard enough into the unknown, there are reasons to believe he can do just that.

With Juwan Howard at the helm, Michigan remains an option for 2019 recruit Jalen Wilson.

When 2019 four-star Jalen Wilson decommitted from Michigan last week, it continued a month-long downward spiral for the Wolverines. Jordan Poole and Ignas Brazdeikis unexpectedly left for the NBA before John Beilein shook the basketball world by following suit.