Former University of Michigan basketball star Chris Webber has sounded off on whether or not former Fab-Five Juwan Howard should take over as Michigan’s new head coach.
He’s all in!
During TNT’s broadcast of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks, Webber alluded to Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo being in attendance before shifting the discussion to Michigan.
“All we need is to hire Juwan so we can take (Michigan State) out,” Webber said.
“That almost seems like a no-brainer,” replied Reggie Miller. “Whoever is running things at Michigan, you can make some calls, but Juwan Howard needs to get that job there at Michigan.”
“It would be great for the whole university,” Webber said. “It would bring everybody back together.”
Could Webber mean “everybody back together” as an upcoming reunion of the Fab Five? While Webber has been back to Ann Arbor, it hasn’t been in any official capacity with Michigan Basketball.
Meanwhile, former Wolverine Jalen Rose endorsed Howard for coach while speaking on his show “Jalen and Jacoby”.
“I need for this to happen, OK?” Rose said. “This ain’t just some nostalgic, ‘Oh, he was a member of the Fab Five, so let’s give him the job.’ He was a terrific high school player, a McDonald’s All-American. He was a terrific performer at Michigan, a member of the Fab Five.
“He was an All-Star in the NBA, he was a champion. He’s not only learned under some of the best to do it, Erik Spoelstra, Pat Riley. He also has the blessing of John Beilein, who he spent a lot of time with. Of Steve Fisher, who he spent a lot of time with. … This is such a layup.”