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Reports: Michigan to interview Howard for coaching job

Michigan reportedly will interview former Wolverines star and current Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard in its search for a head coach.

Howard, 46, will meet with athletic director Warde Manuel on Tuesday, according to 247Sports.com and The Michigan Insider.

John Beilein left Ann Arbor to become head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers last weekend.

Howard has been on the Heat staff since September 2013, when he retired after playing more than 1,200 games with eight NBA franchises from 1994-2013.

A member of the famed “Fab Five” 1991 recruiting class at Michigan, Howard was the No. 5 pick in the 1994 NBA Draft. He was an All-Star with Washington in 1995-96 and won an NBA championship with the Heat in 2011-12.

Former Wolverines teammate Jalen Rose said hiring Howard was a “no brainer” for Michigan.

“Now that there’s a vacant job in Ann Arbor, let’s do a blank canvas as to who should be the No. 1 candidate. To me, that should be a no brainer,” Rose said Friday on ESPN’s “Get Up” morning show. “There’s a guy named Juwan Howard that’s from Chicago, which means he’s going to help recruit and market.”

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)