Watch: Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard speaks for first time since suspension

Howard returns after five-game suspension

Here is Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard's full March 9, 2022, press conference, his first since being suspended five games for hitting a Wisconsin assistant coach in the handshake line.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan men’s basketball coach Juwan Howard spoke to the media Wednesday for the first time since serving his five-game suspension.

You can watch the full press conference in the video above.

Howard has regained the reigns of the men’s basketball program after serving a five-game suspension for slapping assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft at the end of a Feb. 20 game against the Wisconsin Badgers.

The altercation not only cost Howard five games, but he was also hit him in the pockets, as he received a $40,000 fine.

Howard met with each member of the team Monday (March 7) during the group’s off day as they prepare for the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. Michigan will match up against Mike Woodson and his Indiana Hoosiers.

The men in maize are on the NCAA Tournament bubble after finishing the season with a 17-13 record and going 11-9 in the Big Ten.

The Wolverines went 3-2 in Howard’s absence, capping off the season with a big-time road win against hated rival Ohio State, which was ranked 23rd.

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