Michigan Parts Ways with Juwan Howard After Disappointing Season

Howard was the Wolverines' head coach for five seasons.

Juwan Howard has been fired from his role as the head coach for the Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team following a notably poor season.

The team's performance significantly declined after a 6-5 start, securing only two victories post-December 16 to end the season with an 8-24 record, including a 3-17 tally in conference games.

"After a comprehensive review of the program, I have decided that Juwan will not return as our men's basketball coach.

Juwan is among the greatest Wolverines to ever be associated with our basketball program. I know how much it meant, to not only Juwan, but to all of us for him to return here to lead this program.

Despite his love of his alma mater and the positive experience that our student-athletes had under his leadership, it was clear to me that the program was not living up to our expectations and not trending in the right direction.

I am thankful for Juwan's dedication, passion and commitment to U-M. For all that he, and his legacy, will continue to mean to Michigan," athletic director Warde Manuel said in a statement.

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