Juwan Howard is a popular figure in the NBA coaching circle. The former Heat assistant turned Michigan coach and is expected to gain interest in various coaching positions during the 2021 NBA offseason.
However, he will not be interviewed for any NBA team.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Howard is “not interested” in coming to the NBA. At this time he would rather stay with the Wolverines in Ann Arbor.
Source: Juwan Howard of the University of Michigan continues to tell the NBA team that he is also not interested in the discussion of leaving Ann Arbor. The team also called for the collection of intelligence on the work of Memphis coach Penny Hardaway. In this NBA work cycle, he will get an interview opportunity.
-Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 10, 2021
This move made sense to Howard. He achieved great success in Michigan, creating a combined record of 42-17 in two seasons, and leading the Wolverines to the Elite Eight in his first NCAA tournament as a coach.He was named Sports News Coach of the Year Because of his hard work in the 2020-21 college basketball season.
Howard can eventually enter the NBA, but he seems willing to continue participating in college games. Considering his performance, he has job security in Michigan, and this is only the third season of a five-year contract worth more than $11 million.
Howard’s son Jess is a sophomore in the Wolverines, and his other son Jett is a four-star guard in the class of 2022. He is expected to go to Michigan. These are the other two reasons why he wants to stay in Ann Arbor. When his sons finish playing in Michigan, Howard is more likely to return to the NBA.