Michigan Basketball Coach Juwan Howard Suspended For Remainder Of Regular-Season Following Postgame Altercation
"I will learn from my mistake and this mistake will never happen again. No excuses,"Juwan Howard, Michigan Wolverines Head Coach said.
February 22, 2022 at 5:45 pm
The head coach of the Michigan Wolverines has been suspended for the last five regular-season games and fined $40,000 for a postgame altercation with the opposing coach.
On Monday, the Big Ten announced that Juwan Howard had been suspended and fined for his role in Sunday's postgame altercation when he struck Wisconsin assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft in the head.
According to the statement, Howard was found to have violated the Big Ten Conference's Sportsmanship Policy.
"It has been determined that there was a clear violation of the Big Ten Conference's Sportsmanship Policy by Michigan Men's Basketball Head Coach Juwan Howard," The statement reads. "Additionally, the University of Wisconsin Men's Basketball Head Coach Greg Gard was in violation of the conference's sportsmanship policy."
The statement also notes that three players have also been found to violate the policy, and other members of the bench area didn't represent the conference in the best light.
"For their roles in the altercation, Michigan's Terrance Williams II (forward), Moussa Diabate (forward), and Wisconsin's Jahcobi Neath (guard) were also in violation of the Big Ten Conference's Sportsmanship Policy," the statement reads. "Many members of the bench area for both teams, including assistant coaches, did not represent the level of sportsmanship that is expected from the Big Ten Conference and its member institutions."