Sport 'Aw, shucks': Michigan coach Juwan Howard inadvertently commits minor NCAA violation
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Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard committed a minor NCAA violation Monday afternoon.
Howard, entering his first season as a head coach — and college coach — was asked a general question about recruiting.
The question: "I know in the past you've spoken a lot about the adjustment required in recruiting. I was just curious how that transition has gone, with the early signing period approaching."
The answer: "It's been good," Howard said. "We're still grinding, plugging away. There are some guys out there who we've offered and we're in the running. Hunter Dickinson is one. Moses Moody is the other. Nimari Burnett — ooh, I don't know if I should be mentioning (that)."
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"No, you should not," said a Michigan spokesperson who was present at the news conference.
"Aw, shucks," Howard said. "That's (one of) the NCAA rules that I have to really get to understand and learn throughout this process. That's a part of the college coaching that's different from the NBA coaching. But no excuses. I will learn these rules."
prohibits athletic programs from publicly discussing the recruitment of players, by name or indirectly, who have not signed a national letter of intent or financial aid papers. None of the three prospects Howard mentioned by name has signed paperwork. Afterward, the Michigan spokesperson said that they immediately notified compliance and athletic director Warde Manuel.
The NCAA rarely administers penalties for minor violations.
Dickinson, Moody and Burnett all have been high-priority targets of the coaching staff. All three prospects officially visited Michigan this fall.
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