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Juwan Howard
Juwan Howard
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Born: 02/07/73
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:259 lbs. / 117.9 kg.
Earnings: $151,839,471 ($219,023,989*)
That’s a byproduct of a super long stay in the league that spanned four different decades and him changing teams way more often than your typical big-name player. The All-Star swingman shared the floor with 261 different teammates through 21 seasons, which puts him way ahead of Juwan Howard and, for now, also Tyson Chandler and Trevor Ariza.

Jalen Rose, Chris Webber to end their feud?

Rose said he is in contact with Webber, and there will be plans to privately settle their differences. The relationship began defrosting after Fab Five member Juwan Howard was named head coach at Michigan last summer. “We’re in contact currently and we’re brothers,” Rose said of Webber. “So I always feel like anything that we need to say needs to be face to face, eyeball to eyeball, without any distractions, without any hype, without any camera. That’s the big-boy way to do that. That’s my brother.”
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Juwan Howard could’ve easily been in Minnesota right now on the Timberwolves staff alongside first-year head coach Ryan Saunders. Wolves President Gersson Rosas offered him the job of associate head coach after an interview last May in Chicago. That would have been a step up for Howard in the NBA, but nothing could top running Michigan’s men’s basketball program.
The day before Howard interviewed with the Wolves, John Beilein made a shocking move to leave the Wolverines and take over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Howard, a star from Michigan’s Fab Five teams in the 1990s and a 19-year NBA player, had become an NBA assistant coach, always keeping an eye on his former program. He told his family it was the only college job he wanted. “It was unfair at the moment that at the time, I’m preparing for a Minnesota Timberwolves interview, and in the back of my mind, all I could think about was Michigan, Michigan, Michigan,” Howard said during his introductory news conference last spring. “[Rosas] understood why I chose Michigan. My heart is with Michigan and will always be that way.”
When the time arrived, coach Pat Riley walked in the door and offered $105 million over seven years for Howard to join the Miami Heat. At the time, no athlete from any of North America’s four major professional leagues had ever inked a nine-figure deal. Howard could become the first. The offer was in line with expectations. Falk made sure of it. Though he usually didn’t discuss specific figures with the media before negotiations with teams, he made an exception in Howard’s case, in part because “I was still outraged at the way (Washington) treated him the first time.” So Falk called Post reporter Richard Justice to tell him it was going to take $15 million to $20 million per year for Howard to re-sign with the Bullets. He then called Wes Unseld, who had replaced Nash as general manager, and told him, “Wes, we can’t talk till Tuesday, but when you wake up tomorrow, make sure you read The Washington Post.”
Hardaway played with and against him for parts of eight years. He makes Howard sound like Omar Little in shorts. “When guys went against Juwan, it was like, Ah shit, I better put on my hardhat. Juwan’s coming,” Hardaway says. “He’d bring it, man. He didn’t play. He was a professional. He had heart, he was confident, and he didn’t give two craps who you were. You better be ready and you better have your shit together.”
Spoelstra was furious. Walking down the tunnel into the locker room at halftime, he prepared to call his players out and “light them up.” We’ll never know what he would’ve said, though, because Howard was already burning the building down. A baritone voice echoed down the hallway before Spoelstra arrived at the door. Howard, now 38, stood in front of a locker room of stars — wide-eyed, lantern-jawed, molten-hot — and told every man in the room what they needed to hear, leaving only a blast radius behind. He threw a water bottle against the wall. “So real, so authentic, all from the heart,” Spoelstra says. The Heat outscored the Pacers, 28-16, in the third quarter, and won, 105-93. They advanced past the Celtics next, winning the conference finals in seven games, and reached the finals against Oklahoma City.
In the march of time, the defining characteristic of Juwan Howard is his seeming inability to age. In Miami, he signed two 10-day contracts late in 2012-13, his final season on record. The Heat were utterly dominant, on their way to a 66-win campaign, but there was a tangible void in the locker room. “We were missing that voice, that presence,” Spoelstra says. “So we were like, all right, let’s bring Juwan back in the mix.” Miami won a second straight title with Howard on the bench in a suit, transitioning from player to coach in front of everyone’s eyes.
Before winning four state championships and back-to-back Mr. Basketball awards at Simeon, Parker attended camps where Chicago players he looked up to — such as Corey Maggette, Bobby Simmons and Antoine Walker — worked as instructors. “But the one that stands out for me is the Juwan Howard camp,” Parker said. “That’s why I loved every second of his Michigan hire. I know he really, truly loves the kids. He doesn’t need to coach. But his enjoyment for it and his energy toward it helps everyone around him. “Chicago basketball is a brotherhood. That’s why we need to come back. It’ll be a great summer for kids to have these memories. And I teach them most importantly to have fun. Do everything with hard work and emphasis. But if you’re not having fun, all that goes out the window.”
Allen now returns to the Heat in a coaching role, as he was hired last month to fill Juwan Howard’s spot as an assistant coach on Erik Spoelstra’s staff. The new job has begun with an assistant coaching role on Miami’s summer team, which begins the Las Vegas summer league with a Friday matchup against the Chinese national team at 5:30 p.m “A lot of familiar faces,” Allen said of returning to the Heat. “I mean, obviously a lot of people are still there when I was there, and you start at the top. So I guess there’s a little bit of a comfort level with that. And it’s exciting, not gonna lie. The one thing I told those guys, though: The nostalgia wears off pretty quickly. It’s about the work and trying to get caught up and learn the program and what they’re doing and where they’re trying to go and how you fit in. That’s been the biggest thing.”
The Heat’s current coaching staff under Spoelstra includes assistant coaches Dan Craig, Chris Quinn (also director of player development), Octavio De La Grana (also a player development coach) and Allen, video coordinator/player development coach Eric Glass, player development coach Anthony Carter and shooting consultant Rob Fodor. “I had a lot of different aspects of coaching philosophies and I enjoyed that a lot,” Allen said of the coaching lessons he’s learned along the way. “And then as time went on, it really intrigued me a lot. I thought I had something to offer in terms of obviously there’s the lottery-pick guys and those top guys, and then there’s also the guys who come through and they’re trying to figure out what the league is about. So there is the X-and-O part and the development part as young men trying to find their way. And I can really identify with that.”
Through it all, the basketball passion remained, including stints in Israel, Italy and this past season in Montenegro. “It’s the business of basketball,” he said of being cast aside by the Heat at the end of the team’s Big Three era, after appearing in three NBA Finals to open his career. “I wasn’t the first person ever to be traded, and I won’t be the last. So you don’t take it personal. That was my attitude about it. I keep in contact with the championship teammates — Shane Battier, my big brother Juwan Howard, Dwyane Wade. Dwyane actually, during my season in Europe, sent me some Way of Wade gear, which I appreciated greatly. It’s a brotherhood that never breaks. Those bonds will never be broken.”
Barring an unforeseen change, Westchester Knicks G League coach Mike Miller will join David Fizdale’s staff next season, per SNY sources. Miller was named G League coach of the year in 2017-18. Assistant Howard Eisley left the Knicks recently to join Juwan Howard’s staff at Michigan, creating an opening on staff.
Miller joins a staff that includes Keith Smart, Kaleb Canales, Jud Buechler, Pat Sullivan and Royal Ivey. New York prides itself on the player development acumen on the coaching staff. Ivey was a key player development coach in Oklahoma City and remains so in New York. According to SNY sources, several teams with assistant coaching vacancies have expressed interest in Ivey. It is unknown if Ivey interviewed with any teams. New York would need to grant permission for teams to interview Ivey.
Knicks head video coordinator and player development coach Ross McMains is no longer with the team, according to league sources. That makes two openings on David Fizdale’s staff after assistant coach Howard Eisley joined Juwan Howard at Michigan. Expect Westchester head coach Mike Miller to be a candidate for a position with the Knicks. Miller was the 2017-18 G League coach of the year.
It looks like the Heat will turn to one of its former players to fill out Erik Spoelstra’s coaching staff. With Juwan Howard moving on to become the head coach at the University of Michigan, a league source confirmed that Malik Allen is expected to soon be hired by the Heat to fill Howard’s spot as an assistant coach on Spoelstra’s staff. Allen, who turns 41 on June 27, spent this past season as an assistant coach with the Timberwolves, and he remained on Minnesota’s staff this offseason even after a coaching change was made from Tom Thibodeau to Ryan Saunders.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the University of Michigan’s storied basketball program,” Howard said, per the release. “I have been very fortunate to be part of a great championship organization in the Miami Heat for the last nine years — three as a player and six as a coach. It was always going to take something incredibly special to for me to leave Miami; however, I know in my heart this is the right place and the right time.”
Timberwolves President Gersson Rosas is expanding the search for a head coach, but that doesn’t mean Rosas has eliminated interim coach Ryan Saunders from getting the job. Rosas will interview at least four candidates — Miami assistant Juwan Howard, Portland assistant David Vanterpool, New Orleans associate head coach Chris Finch and Milwaukee assistant Darvin Ham — a source confirmed to the Star Tribune. Even though Rosas is interviewing multiple people for the position, Saunders remains a strong candidate for the job.

Juwan Howard to interview with Wolves

New Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas plans to interview candidates for the franchise’s head-coaching job this week, including Miami’s Juwan Howard and Portland’s David Vanterpool, league sources told ESPN. Interim coach Ryan Saunders will remain a prominent candidate in Minnesota’s coaching search, but Rosas plans to engage in a process with outside candidates before formalizing a decision on a new head coach, league sources said.
1 year ago via ESPN
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