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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*)
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.
Kidd becomes the third candidate to meet with the Lakers, following Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams and former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue, who both interviewed last week. Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard is also scheduled to interview for the job, sources told ESPN, and Williams and Lue are also both expected to have follow-up sessions.
5 months ago via ESPN
The Lakers also are scheduled to meet with Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard on Tuesday, according to the same people. Also, the Lakers are making plans to meet for a second time with Philadelphia assistant coach Monty Williams later this week.
There isn’t a more disciplined organization in the NBA, and Spoelstra is a process junkie. Those in Miami say Howard’s gravitas as a coach, already present on Day 1, has only grown over time. He has developed a passion for the craft and has honed his tactical knowledge. Is Howard the basketball brainiac LeBron demands? It’s hard to say, but the sense from those who know is that, provided he takes the task of staffing his bench seriously, he’d be afforded the benefit of the doubt.
5 months ago via ESPN

Juwan Howard candidate for Lakers head coach

Marc Stein: Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard would indeed be a candidate for the Lakers’ head coaching job, I’m told, if it opens as so many around the league have expected for weeks. Yet I’m also told he should not be billed as the frontrunner … as some bookmakers have this week
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There’s a new and familiar name with strong connections to LeBron James atop the latest odds for the next Lakers head coach, at least according to one Sportsbook. The folks at BetOnline have Juwan Howard as a 4-1 favorite to become the Lakers head coach next season, with current Lakers head coach Luke Walton and former Cavaliers head coach Ty Lue following close behind at 7-1. Meanwhile, former betting favorite Jason Kidd has fallen to 9-1.
Falk: From the very beginning Billy Hunter was very, very opaque. He did not provide much information. He didn’t communicate much. I told my clients, “Listen, this is your livelihood and if I can’t access Billy, then you have to get involved and know what’s going on and sit down and plan out strategies on how to protect your interests.” They’re intelligent people. Patrick is a very intelligent man. Juwan Howard is a very intelligent man. Alonzo is a very intelligent man. Dikembe Mutombo is a very intelligent man. People accused me of trying to hijack the union—you couldn’t pay me a billion dollars a year to run the union. I have zero interest in doing that. But I think if I’m going to do my job for my clients, it’s important that I understand the dynamics of what’s going on. And so that’s why I had to get involved.

Pistons to interview Jason Kidd

Former Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd is interviewing for the Detroit Pistons’ head-coaching vacancy on Saturday, sources confirmed to ESPN. Kidd’s meeting with the Pistons follows interviews Thursday with Michigan coach John Beilein and former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey, sources previously told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Detroit also is planning to meet with Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard in the coming days, sources told Wojnarowski.
1 year ago via ESPN
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Ex-Knicks head coach Mike Woodson, who hired Fizdale when Woodson was a head coach in Atlanta, is also a candidate to join Fizdale’s staff. Howard, a current Miami assistant, interviewed for the Knicks job. Fizdale may want him on his staff but Miami would have to give the Knicks permission to allow him to leave, which is highly unlikely. The New York Post earlier reported that Smart was likely to be added to Fizdale’s staff. Another name to keep an eye on as an addition to the staff in some capacity? Memphis scout Adam Johansen, who worked with Fizdale in Miami and Memphis.
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Fizdale emerged as a leading candidate after the Knicks fired Jeff Hornacek once the end of the season, but the front office made sure to do its due diligence in meeting with more than 10 coaching candidates. The Knicks’ front office met with accomplished head coaches – such Budenhozler, the 2014-15 Coach of the Year, Jackson, Mike Brown – as well as strong assistant candidates in San Antonio’s James Borrego, Boston’s Jay Larranaga and Miami’s Juwan Howard.
Adebayo still has a lot of room for improvement on offense. Just 28 of his 174 made field goals this season came from outside the restricted area, as he relied on dunks for most of his points. Adebayo shot 11-of-40 (27.5 percent) from outside the paint. Offensively, Adebayo will continue to wok on his “post game every day and jump shots.” “Our staff does a great job of helping us with everything, so I can’t say one particular thing,” he said when asked what he will work on this offseason. “You know, [assistant coaches Juwan Howard and Chris Quinn], they’re in the gym with us every day, so I would have to say everything.”
Jabari Parker: I wanted to be like Juwan Howard, whose basketball camp I went to as kid for six years. Those camps meant everything to me and my friends. We’d all seen Juwan on TV and then … there he was. In our gym. We could see him. We could give him a high five. His camp was more than just a place where we could learn skills. It showed us that he loved us, that he wanted more for us. So I always knew I’d come back. My dad and Juwan showed me how important that was. It’s only been a few years since I left, but Chicago isn’t the same city anymore. It’s worse. A lot worse.
Instead of pursuing a front-office position, Howard decided he wanted to coach. “I couldn’t turn that offer down and I have the bug because of him and learning from a guy like [Spoelstra], one of the best coaches in the NBA,” Howard said. “He doesn’t win championships by mistake, obviously he’s doing something right. This is one of the most bright individuals I’ve ever met and that is a fact.” Howard played for one of the most popular and recognized teams in NCAA history with the Michigan Fab Five of the early 1990s. Now he’s coaching players who were born after the quintet left Michigan and have only YouTube video to reference those days. Twenty-plus years later, Howard fully understands the dismay he may have caused some of his coaches, and he uses that experience with his twenty-something crew.
“It came towards the end of my career when I joined the Heat. David Fitzdale is one of the guys who inspired and talked me into coaching,” Howard said. “I’m always going to point the finger at him. At first my mind-set was built on working in the front office, being a scout, and building my way up. “I had a great conversation one time. Coach Fitzdale came to my house and we had a drink of wine and we were talking and he felt like this team needed me. He felt also the way I grabbed the respect from the guys in the locker room and the leadership qualities and also my knowledge and experience from the game of basketball, that it would be needed on his staff.”
Juwan Howard played 19 seasons in the NBA, but this summer he’s been a rookie again. Howard, the Miami Heat assistant coach, is serving as the team’s head coach for summer league – a job that comes with long hours, little sleep and a chance to learn what it really means to oversee a roster. “My goal is to get better and better as a coach,” said Howard, whose son of the same name is also on the Heat summer roster. “This is my first time being a head coach at summer league. I’m happy that I had two years experience as an assistant so I had an idea as far as what it would be like … but I want to be the most well-prepared coach as I grow, year after year until I get my chance.”
Having a roster spot occupied by a hybrid player-de facto assistant coach is nothing new for the Heat. That was Juwan Howard’s role on the Heat’s two most recent NBA champions. What’s new this year is who’s occupying the slightly modified role: Dwyane Wade. “I don’t think he necessarily knew how much he would have to lead and be connected,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “This is a different team. He has to be the next level of leadership, to be another assistant coach. He has that experience, that impact with his voice. He’s been great in embracing that. It’s the most leadership that’s required of him since he’s been here.”
Former Golden State and Sacramento coach Keith Smart has emerged as a strong candidate to join the Miami Heat’s revamped assistant coaching staff, league sources told Yahoo Sports. In the wake of a shakeup that resulted in the reassignments of Bob McAdoo and Ron Rothstein, Smart, 49, and Miami are discussing a role on head coach Erik Spoelstra’s bench, sources said. David Fizdale will continue as Spoelstra’s top assistant, and ex-Heat player Juwan Howard will move up to an assistant coaching job after a season working in player development, sources said.
Miami Heat MVP LeBron James hosted a party Saturday night at Tao in The Venetian to celebrate his NBA team’s back-to-back championship. Before James arrived at The Heat Repeat Championship Party in a leather Miami Heat cap, he dined at Tao with a large group that included NBA players Damon Jones and Juwan Howard. The party enjoyed signatures off the menu, while James requested blackened salmon with asparagus before heading upstairs to the nightclub.
Jill Martin, the MSG Network Knicks’ sideline reporter, is back in Miami. Again, she’s at the beach, wearing a bikini and a Knicks hat. The only difference this time is that the Knicks season is done and she can now hang out with Juwan Howard. Howard is relaxing after having scored 12 points in 17 minutes in the Heat’s final regular season game. He has yet to make an appearance in the playoffs. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James also enjoyed some time at the beach this weekend.
“Lance Stephenson?” James asked incredulously. “You want a quote about Lance Stephenson? I’m not even going to give him the time.” Old-school enforcement ensued. Veteran Juwan Howard aggressively approached Stephenson before the series’ next game. Dexter Pittman, a reserve big man who played for Miami last season, clotheslined Stephenson during the waning moments of the fifth game. “I think you’ve got to stop and wonder at that point, Is it me or is it everybody else?” Burke says. Stephenson is right. Indiana did win the third game and assumed a 2-1 series lead. But then James turned in a 40-point, 18-rebound, nine-assist masterpiece in the next game. Miami won the final three games on its way to a championship, and Stephenson learned something about tugging the tiger’s tail. “It gave LeBron a little trigger,” Stephenson says. “It made him go harder the next game. He responded well after I did that. Coach got on me a little bit and I just calmed down.”
Chris Webber, one of the Fab 5 members, is in attendance at tonight’s National Championship game between Michigan and Louisville. There were questions as to whether or not Webber would and should attend the game. Thankfully, Webber decided to show up and possibly save us from 30 shots of Kevin Ware. Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, Ray Jackson, and Jalen Rose are also in attendance.