Juwan Howard is coming back to MI.
It's good to see one of the most outspoken members of the Fab Five taking this stance.
MI athletic director Warde Manuel, in his first major move in three years in charge of the department, is giving the Miami Heat assistant coach his first shot at being a head coach other than during the NBA's summer league. "I believe he will uphold the great culture that is MI basketball". "It's about following Juwan as the leader of the program".
Two of the most notable examples are Caris Levert and Nik Stauskas, who arrived in Ann Arbor as lightweight guys, only to transform into first-round National Basketball Association draft picks a few years later.
He replaces John Beilein, who left to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers.
But the Fab Five have not been on the best of terms over the years, particularly current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose and Chris Webber. The scandal led to the Final Four banners being removed from the Crisler Center and a 10-year disassociation ban between Webber and the university, which ended in 2013. But though he spent time around the football program, Webber didn't do the same with the basketball program. "He was never involved".
Taking over for Beilein is a former member of Michigan's legendary Fab Five.
Beilein became the leader MI needed, running the program without a hint of controversy and bringing the school back to the national title game in 2013 and 2018. Cole Bajema will be a Wolverine next season.
Robinson described Howard as a "relationship-first" coach.
MI touching back to that time with the Howard hiring is significant for the school, and everyone has wondered what Webber thinks of it considering he has been disassociated with the school due to his role in the Ed Martin scandal.