Juwan Howard, introduced last month as the Wolverines’ new basketball coach, will make $11.2 million over a five-year deal, per his memorandum of understanding. The deal was obtained by The Daily via a Freedom of Information Act request.
Right now, Abdur-Rahim said, his recruitment is wide open and will likely hinge on what he sees in the upcoming season. He, as everyone else, has little indication of what Howard’s basketball philosophy is, and plans to be watching closely come the fall to find out.
Shortly after coach John Beilein left Michigan to become the coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Yaklich, too, is gone after accepting a position as an assistant coach of the Longhorns, per a report from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Yaklich was first rumored to be interviewing for the job on May 16.
“The key factor in Cole coming to the University of Michigan was really a coaching compatibility decision at a great university,” Shane told The Daily. “Then, when that transition goes off and you wonder what’s gonna be next, it’s all about relationships and trust and continuity with the next coach. … But I think they made a great decision in choosing another person to carry out the legacy, of what is more than just Beilein’s legacy, but the Michigan legacy.”