Juwan Howard is off to a hell of a start at Michigan but could he leave the maize and blue for a head coaching position in the NBA?
We HIGHLY doubt Howard is going anywhere, but according to BetOnline.ag, Howard (9-2) trails only Mark Jackson (5-1), Kenny Smith (6-1), and Ettore Messina (7-1) for the best odds to become the next head coach of the New York Knicks.
Several current college coaches with NBA backgrounds are also getting strong odds, with Michigan coach Juwan Howard at 9/1, Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse at 14/1 and Villanova coach Jay Wright at 18/1. Wright has won two of the last four NCAA championships and has previously been linked to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Georgetown coach and former Knicks legend Patrick Ewing is at 22/1 while Jason Kidd, currently a Lakers assistant, is at 33/1.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has odds of 50/1 with former Louisville, Kentucky, Knicks and Celtics coach Rick Pitino also at 50/1.
For some real fun, Pat Riley and Phil Jackson are both at 100/1 with Charles Oakley, whom Knicks owner Jim Dolan had thrown out of Madison Square Garden, at 250/1.
Nation, can you see Howard leaving Michigan for the New York Knicks?