Michigan fires head coach Juwan Howard, 755 days after his altercation with Greg Gard

Michigan basketball announced the firing of head coach Juwan Howard Friday afternoon.

The Wolverines just finished a disastrous 8-24 season with a 66-57 loss to Penn State in the Big Ten tournament. The team ended the year on a nine-game losing streak, and lost 14 of 15 going back to mid-January. The program reached a crater after Howard’s steadily worsened after the team’s Elite Eight trip in 2020-21.

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Howard’s tenure at Michigan finishes with an 87-72 record, one Big Ten regular season title and five NCAA Tournament wins.

For the interest of Wisconsin Badgers fans, the news comes 755 days after February 20, 2022 — the day of the famous altercation between Howard and Greg Gard.

Michigan’s record since that date is 31-44, including this year’s disaster of a season. Wisconsin’s record, on the other hand, is 45-30 and could improve if the team goes on a run in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

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