Miami Heat Beat report: Juwan Howard expected to coach Michigan

It’s no secret that Juwan Howard has been looking for a head coaching job, in the NBA or in college.

Now it appears that Erik Spoelstra’s top assistant will land the perfect one.

The former member of the Fab Five is expected to take the gig at the University of Michigan, according to Five Reasons Sports affiliate Miami Heat Beat, which has been out front of recent news related to Howard.

If Howard goes, it leaves a huge hole on the Heat staff. Howard is the primary communicator with the players among the assistants, filling the role that current New York Knicks coach David Fizdale did with the Big 3 when Howard was a playing member of those teams. Howard is respected in the locker room for what he’s done in a variety of capacities, especially by the big men.

It’s also notable that, other than Anthony Carter — who is still learning the ropes — the Heat do not have a prominent African-American assistant, which is striking considering how progressive the franchise has been in many areas.

Now we have more on the possible candidates.

Some interesting names — and I’m personally hearing that Posey could emerge as the favorite.

The Big 3 guys, starting with LeBron and Wade, are in favor of the move.

Big time.



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