Monday, March 4

In March run, Juwan Howard proved he’s who Michigan needs

SAN ANTONIO — Thirty-three days ago, Juwan Howard’s coaching career was at a bit of a crossroads.

His graduate transfer point guard he brought in to run his offense stumbled out of the gates. His third-ranked recruiting class of him had failed well short of expectations, failing to show any consistency. And worst of all, he had embarrassed his players, his program and himself by striking Wisconsin assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft.

As much as Howard had shown in his first two years in Ann Arbor, questions about whether he was truly cut out for this, whether his tenure would have the longevity many hoped for when he was hired, were fair to ask.

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