Juwan Howard rejected Lakers’ advances about coaching job

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Thanks, but nary thanks.

Juwan Howard, the erstwhile longtime NBA subordinate who present coaches astatine his alma mater Michigan, precocious declined an accidental to get progressive successful the Lakers’ head-coaching search, ESPN reported.

The Lakers, coming disconnected a brutal 33-49 play successful which they missed the playoffs, are presently down to a last 3 of erstwhile Nets manager Kenny Atkinson, Bucks adjunct manager Darvin Ham and one-time Trail Blazers manager Terry Stotts. In-person interviews are expected to hap successful the adjacent future.

Howard played with Lakers prima LeBron James and knew wide manager Rob Pelinka good from his playing days. But leaving Michigan was seen arsenic a agelong shot, peculiarly due to the fact that Howard wants to manager his 2 sons, Jace and Jett, a inferior and freshman, respectively.

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Prior to taking the occupation astatine Michigan successful 2019, Howard interviewed for the Lakers opening that yet went to Frank Vogel, who was fired past month. At the time, helium was an adjunct manager with the Heat, his occupation for six seasons.

Howard has compiled a 93-61 grounds successful 3 seasons astatine Michigan and was the National Coach of the Year successful 2021. He has guided the Wolverines to 2 NCAA Tournament berths and a Big Ten regular-season crown.

He was suspended for the last games of this past regular play and fined $40,000 aft hitting a Wisconsin adjunct manager successful the caput arsenic portion of a postgame melee.