Wolves begin coaching search; Ryan Saunders still 'prominent' candidate
Having settled into his new role in Minnesota, Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas has decided to launch a search for the club’s head coaching position, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Interim coach Ryan Saunders, who had widely been viewed as a strong bet to keep the job, will remain a “prominent” candidate, according to Wojnarowski, but the team will interview outside candidates as well. League sources tell Woj that Heat assistant Juwan Howard and Trail Blazers assistant David Vanterpool are among those will meet with the Wolves about the position.
The University of Michigan has reportedly found its John Beilein replacement.
According to Five Reasons Sports, Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard has agreed to multi-year deal to become Michigan’s head coach.
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The report coincides with anearlier on Tuesday that Providence has signed Ed Cooley to a multi-year extension. Cooley was also in consideration for the Michigan job and reportedly this week.
Report: Juwan Howard set to interview for Michigan job
Juwan Howard was one of the names mentioned in connection with the Michigan job the moment John Beilein announced he was leaving to take the Cleveland Cavaliers job. Apparently the Wolverines took note and are making Howard a candidate for the vacant position. Howard is set to meet with Michigan on Tuesday to talk about the head coaching vacancy, according to The Michigan Insider’s Josh Henschke. Howard, 46, is a two-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat, former NBA All-Star and has worked as a Heat assistant coach since 2013.
Howard, 46, is a two-time NBA champion, former NBA All-Star and has worked as a Heat assistant coach since 2013. He played at Michigan from 1991-1994 and was part of the famous “Fab Five” team, along with Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson. The Fab Five is arguably the most well-known recruiting class in college sports history and generated success and notoriety for the program. They were also associated with infamy due to the Ed Martin scandal.
Howard will have big shoes to fill at Michigan, as the program reached the national championship game twice under Beilein and finished ranked in the top 10 nationally four times. Beilein left the Wolverines to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Juwan Howard cries 'tears of joy' at Michigan news conference.
At the Michigan basketball news conference to introduce its new head coach, Juwan Howard couldn't help himself. He cried 'tears of joy' for his