WATCH: Michigan’s Juwan Howard Slaps Wisconsin Coach Following Loss

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“Juwan a piece of this?”

The end of the Michigan versus Wisconsin matchup on Sunday ended with a nasty brawl, started by Michigan coach Juwan Howard.

The coach’s tirade reportedly stemmed from a late timeout called by Wisconsin coach Greg Gard.

Sunday afternoon’s game had been decided by the time Gard called the timeout, which ticked off Howard.

After the game, both coaches crossed paths, and the scene began to heat up.

As players and coaches from the two teams poured in to split them up, Howard kept pushing his line of players and landed a signature Fab Five smack on Wisconsin’s Joe Krabbenhoft.

Howard’s Wolverines dropped the ball against the Badgers (21-5): losing 77-63 and falling to 14-11 on the season.


Immediate reactions on social media called out Howard’s poor conduct.

Michigan AD Warde Manuel released a statement on the incident:

“We will review the situation more thoroughly and work with the Big Ten Conference as they determine their disciplinary actions and we will determine if further disciplinary actions are warranted,” responded Manuel.

The temperamental coach was ejected back on March 21, 2021, in a matchup against Maryland. Howard was involved in an altercation with opposing coach Mark Turgeon and was booted after a double tech.

“I went into defense mode, forgetting exactly where I’m at,” Howard said after the scuffle. “Because that’s not the right way to handle the situation.”

During Thursday’s win over Iowa, Howard received two technical fouls after arguing with officials, as relayed by On3.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.


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    • That’s right. They called Laettner a bitch ass white boy, Grant Hill and Uncle Tom and who knows what they said about Bobby Hurley and couldn’t beat the Blue Devils. Fuck the Fab Five, most overrated team in the history of college basketball. At least UNLV won something.

  1. At what point does a university, the conference, or the ncaa itself step in and lay down the law on a coach for this kind of unhinged behavior? You cannot do that. He struck an opposing coach, not a glancing blow; he clobbered a coach on national tv. That’s grounds for immediate firing, and it’s completely embarrassing for the entire university and conference. I don’t care what was said or who called a timeout, that is Bush League. Get over it and move on. On top of it all, this is now repeated stupidity from Howard. He’s supposed to be setting the example for his men, and instead it looks like they have hired a clown to run a circus at Michigan.

  2. Victors and the best. First their president resigns in disgrace.Now this. If Gard threw the first punch he’d be fired immediately. Howard isn’t even man enough to punch him. Preferring the bitch slap. You can take the kid outta the ghetto but you can’t take the ghetto outta the boy.

  3. Fab five punk ass negro. Howard demonstrates the emotional behavior of a child. Acts like a badass but can’t fight as evidenced by that bitch slap. Black privilege will keep him from being canned. Can’t touch the fragile 13 percenters.

  4. Great lesson to teach his players! If the other team makes you mad, just start a fight. Michigan and the Little 10 won’t do a damn thing because they are all afraid of getting sued for fake racism. Howard will be suspended for a few games, and all will be fine. This is the second time Howard couldn’t control his emotions. For fuck’s sake dude grow up. Bob Huggins can’t get into the HOF because he had a DUI many years ago, but Howard can continue coaching in a Power 5 conference after not one but two fights that he started. Emotional intelligence of a 10-year-old.

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