93 Facts About Juwan Howard


Juwan Antonio Howard was born on February 7,1973 and is an American former professional basketball player and current head coach of the Michigan Wolverines men's team.


Juwan Howard remained with the Heat the following season and won his first NBA championship during the 2012 NBA Finals.


Juwan Howard returned to the Heat for part of the following season, and won a second championship.


Juwan Howard had four daughters by her 19th birthday, including Howard's mother Helena.


Juwan Howard has no siblings and is not close to his biological parents; his grandmother was the primary influence in his life.


Juwan Howard moved with her to several low-income Chicago South Side projects; she kept him out of trouble and away from gangs as he was growing up.


Juwan Howard went to Chicago Vocational Career Academy, where he went on to play three seasons of varsity basketball.


Nonetheless, Juwan Howard went on to be named a 1991 All-American basketball player by Parade magazine and won McDonald's All American honors.


Juwan Howard was chosen for the National Honor Society and served as Vocational's homecoming king.


At the start of his sophomore year in 1988, Juwan Howard was 15 years old and already expected to be a coveted blue chip recruit in 1991.


Juwan Howard was regarded as one of the best sophomore basketball players in the Chicago metropolitan area.


Juwan Howard scored 26 points in a Chicago Public High School League quarterfinal loss against a Deon Thomas-led Simeon Career Academy team.


At this camp, even though the much-taller Bradley blocked his shots several times, Juwan Howard established himself as one of the best junior-year big men in the country.


Juwan Howard was involved in controversy for receiving a second pair of sneakers at the camp because he was suspected of stealing them.


Juwan Howard denied theft, but he was sent home on the last day of the six-day camp.


Juwan Howard participated in the Bill Cronauer camp in Rensselaer, Indiana, which more than 100 college coaches attended.


Juwan Howard attended other camps that summer; his goal was to overcome Thomas, who was the reigning Chicago Tribune basketball player of the year, as the best big man in the state.


Taylor Bell of the Chicago Sun-Times noted that Juwan Howard was leaning toward playing either for DePaul or for Illinois.


Juwan Howard was selected to the Chicago Sun-Times All-Area team as well as the Class-AA All-State team and established himself as the top Chicago-area junior ahead of Kleinschmidt.


Juwan Howard had a sub-par performance against King High School in the Chicago Public School League semifinals, but the Chicago Tribune named him to its All-State second team.


Juwan Howard was considering Michigan, Michigan State, Kentucky, Arizona, Dayton, Marquette and Illinois.


Juwan Howard was evaluated as the best senior basketball player at the camp; the group of players in attendance included Chris Webber, Cherokee Parks, Robinson and Alan Henderson.


Juwan Howard grew close to assistant coach Kirskey, often staying at his house and using his car once he got a driver's license.


Juwan Howard encouraged Fisher to hire Kirskey for a summer basketball camp, which became the young athlete's introduction to Ann Arbor, Michigan.


At the time of his decision, Juwan Howard was considered one of the top five seniors in the country, but unlike many top basketball recruits, he decided not to hold a press conference to announce his choice.


Juwan Howard's grandmother died of a heart attack a few hours after he announced that he would attend Michigan, and he moved in with his high school coach, Richard Cook.


Juwan Howard befriended Jimmy King when they visited Michigan on the same weekend; according to the Chicago Tribune Fisher Howard influenced King's decision to enroll there.


Juwan Howard was selected to the All-Area team and was a repeat Class-AA All-State selection.


West MVP Webber posted 28 points and 12 rebounds in the game; with Juwan Howard adding 16 points.


Juwan Howard earned the Gatorade Circle of Champions' Illinois Player of the Year Award.


Juwan Howard's ACT test score was high enough to make him eligible under Proposition 48 academic requirements to play as a freshman.


Juwan Howard joined future NBA personalities Eric Riley and Rob Pelinka.


The day before the game, Juwan Howard had stomach cramps and fever and received fluids to combat dehydration.


Juwan Howard was part of a rotation with Webber and Riley that guarded the National Player of the Year, Christian Laettner.


Juwan Howard earned a reputation for his quick feet, ability to grasp fundamentals, and excellent moves in the low post, but for his 1-to-2 assist-to-turnover ratio and a high number of fouls.


The reports further alleged that some others, including Juwan Howard, appeared at several summer basketball camps together, which was a possible violation of NCAA rules.


Juwan Howard was described as the steadiest player on the team that season by coach Fisher.


Sportswriter Jay Mariotti wrote that Juwan Howard had done "a terrific defensive job" in guarding Mashburn.


Juwan Howard was 37 credit hours short of University of Michigan degree requirements, but said he intended to keep his promise to his grandmother that he would earn his diploma.


Juwan Howard left Michigan after being named an Associated Press third team All-American during his junior year, and was taken by the Washington Bullets fifth overall in the 1994 NBA Draft.


Juwan Howard became the first NBA athlete who entered the draft early and graduated with his academic class, thus fulfilling a promise he had made to his grandmother on the last day he saw her alive.


Juwan Howard told Mitch Albom that when he made it to the NBA, he realized how much leisure time the multimillionaire players had and decided to do something productive instead of find ways to spend his new riches.


Juwan Howard completed his final 32 course hours by taking summer classes in 1994 during the NBA off-season.


Juwan Howard took correspondence classes and independent study courses during the following season, studying on road trips and mailing in his papers from the nearest post office.


Juwan Howard told Albom that earning his degree made him a better example when speaking about staying in school.


Juwan Howard missed most of the first month of the season and resided at an O'Hare Airport hotel while protracted talks continued.


Juwan Howard participated in the February 11,1995, NBA All-Star weekend events as a member of the Rookie Challenge.


Juwan Howard earned second team All-Rookie honors at the end of the season.


Juwan Howard earned his only career NBA All-Star Game selection for the February 11,1996 game.


Juwan Howard became just the second player in Washington franchise history, after Bernard King, to post back-to-back 40-point games.


The league ruled on August 5 that the Bullets could re-sign Juwan Howard after having renounced his rights on July 15 to free up cap room to sign Tracy Murray and Lorenzo Williams if they forfeited their 1997 NBA draft first-round selection rights.


Meanwhile, the Heat's contract was protected by a temporary injunction in Florida state court, which forbade any newer contract by Juwan Howard from abrogating his Miami contract.


Juwan Howard was plagued with shin splints, causing him to miss several preseason games.


On November 11,1996, Juwan Howard failed a sobriety test when he was caught speeding and was charged with driving while intoxicated.


Juwan Howard was a vocal critic of Bickerstaff throughout his tenure, stating the coach was unable to make proper in-game adjustments.


Juwan Howard provided the Mavericks with a back-to-the-basket player who moved into the starting power-forward position, enabling Dirk Nowitzki to play small forward and Shawn Bradley to play center.


The Utah games marked the first time Juwan Howard played for a team that won an NBA playoff series.


Anderson suffered a separated shoulder on the play, and Juwan Howard received a flagrant foul and was ejected.


At the time of the trade, Juwan Howard was considered the Mavericks' best low-post defender.


Juwan Howard first attempted to hit Harrington late in the fourth quarter on a night when Juwan Howard had missed nine of ten shots.


When O'Neal intervened, the two pushed and shoved each other before Juwan Howard started punching again.


Juwan Howard posted a season-high 31 points on April 17,2006 against the Denver Nuggets.


Juwan Howard only started 38 games, including 32 consecutive starts between December 26,2006, and March 3,2007.


The Rockets entered the 2007 NBA Playoffs with little experience; Juwan Howard was one of only three players on the team to have previously won any NBA playoff series.


Once the playoffs began, Juwan Howard served as a key reserve on the Rockets' short bench rotation that included Luther Head and Mutombo.


The Rockets managed to split the first 4 games even though Head and Juwan Howard only combined to average 7.6 points, including a combined pointless 0-for-10 game three.


On June 14,2007, Juwan Howard was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Mike James and Justin Reed.


Juwan Howard made it clear he was not interested in being on a team in Minnesota that was focused on developing young talent and consequently requested a trade once Garnett was no longer a member of the team.


Juwan Howard agreed to terms with the Dallas Mavericks on October 30,2007, but was not able to officially sign until the next day, when he cleared waivers.


On October 3,2008, Juwan Howard rejoined the Denver Nuggets, but was later released when the Nuggets made a three-for-one trade of Allen Iverson for Chauncey Billups, Antonio McDyess and Cheikh Samb on November 3 that put them over the 15-man roster size limit.


The subsequent night, Juwan Howard was out of the lineup again with a toe injury.


On September 17,2009, Juwan Howard signed a one-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.


Juwan Howard played the most minutes in game 4, when he added 8 points and 7 rebounds to help even the series.


Juwan Howard averaged 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds with season highs of 18 points and 7 rebounds.


On December 10,2011, Juwan Howard re-signed with the Heat for the same veteran's minimum salary as the year before.


Juwan Howard appeared in 28 regular season games as a reserve with limited minutes.


In college, Juwan Howard was regarded as one of the best defensive big men in the country.


The Bullets' general manager, John Nash, who was disappointed that Jason Kidd was no longer available at the fifth pick of the draft, told Jerry Bembry of The Baltimore Sun that Juwan Howard was "as fundamentally sound as any player in the draft" and that he "[had] a discipline about his game and [used] a high level of skill and technique".


Bembry said, "Not only can Juwan Howard post up, he passes effectively and is able to hit a jumper up to 17 feet", adding that he was "an excellent position defender".


When he first became a free agent in 1996, Juwan Howard was described as versatile enough to play all three front-line positions, and Michael Jordan praised his "game, work ethic and character".


When he signed with the Heat in 2010, Juwan Howard was lauded for his ability to play the power forward and center positions and for his professionalism.


The reshuffling included the announcement that Juwan Howard would remain with the Heat, moving officially into an assistant coaching role.


On May 22,2019, Juwan Howard was named the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team, signing a five-year contract.


On February 20,2022, an altercation involving Juwan Howard took place following a game between Michigan and the Wisconsin Badgers at the Kohl Center.


Gard attempted to stop Juwan Howard, leading to verbal and physical escalation between the two coaches.


Players and coaches from both teams became involved in the altercation, leading to Juwan Howard hitting Wisconsin assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft in the face.


Juwan Howard was allowed to return for the Big Ten Tournament and later the NCAA tournament, where the Wolverines reached the Sweet Sixteen.


Juwan Howard remained a Chicago resident throughout his NBA playing career.


In 2005, Juwan Howard bought a 3.5-acre $11.775 million property in South Florida's Gables Estates, where he intended to build a 15,000-square-foot home, with a dock for a newly purchased 54-foot yacht named the Fab 5.


Juwan Howard is cousins with Angela Jackson, mother of NBA athletes Jalen McDaniels and Jaden McDaniels, making him first cousins once removed with them and his children second cousins with them.


Juwan Howard was recognized in 2001 as one of the "Good Guys in Sports" by The Sporting News for his civic contributions.


In 2010, Juwan Howard won the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for his community efforts, philanthropic work and charitable contributions.


Juwan Howard had a small role in the television drama The West Wing, appearing in a 1999 episode as a former Duke basketball player who served on Josiah Bartlet's Council on Physical Fitness and helped him win a game against his staff.