Coach Juwan Howard returns to the Michigan Wolverines bench. He missed five games as part of his suspension. Also, he said he is taking full ownership of his actions.
Howard returned to his coaching job Monday after serving his suspension after hitting the assistant coach of Wisconsin in the head. Also, his action led to players punching others. As a result, the Big Ten suspended Wolverines Terrance Williams II and Moussa Diabate for one game.
According to basketball betting reports, Howard met with Michigan players after returning. Also, he led them in a training session for the first time since preparing to play against Wisconsin two weeks ago. He additionally held a training session Wednesday to prepare the team for the Big Ten tournament. Their next game will be against Indiana.
Juwan Howard Returns to Michigan
After Wisconsin beat Michigan 77-63 on February 20, Howard tossed his right hand and struck aide Joe Krabbenhoft’s head after trading heated words. Also, he had some contact with Wisconsin coach Greg Gard during the end of the match.
During his postgame news conference in Wisconsin, Howard said he didn’t like that the Badgers coach called a timeout with fifteen seconds left. According to a basketball forum, Wisconsin was leading by 15 points.
It didn’t take Howard long to realize he didn’t broadcast the right vibe. Howard said he is looking for treatment, a move that the school agrees.
According to people who bet on basketball, the Wolverines went 3-2 with Phil Martelli as head coach filling in for Howard. They completed the regular season 17-13, 11-9 in the Big Ten.
Howard will be back on the sideline Thursday in Indianapolis. In the Big Ten quarterfinals, he will lead the eighth-ranked Wolverines against 10th-ranked Indiana. Also, the match will be held within the NCAA basketball tournament bubble.
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