Michigan basketball coaching 'favorites' include Rick Pitino, Juwan Howard
Freep.com - Tue 14 May 18:11 GMT

Might a Fab Five homecoming be in order for Michigan basketball?

Michigan basketball coaching 'favorites' include Rick Pitino, Juwan Howard

  With John Beilein moving on to take the top job on the bench with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a couple of websites have posted odds on who'll be the next coach at U-M.

  There's a simple reason Timing of U-M coaching search not ideal for AD Warde Manuel The list of candidates that could replace Beilein range from sensible assistants to former assistants to inexperienced alums to, well, just the preposterous.

  BetOnline.AG lists Juwan Howard, the center for the iconic Fab Five who is reportedly interviewing for the Minnesota Timberwolves head coaching job, as the favorite at 3-to-1.

  Speaking of Howard, ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams tweeted on Monday that "Howard needs to be the next coach" at U-M to "bring back the culture of that program."

  According to Bovada, Howard is 5-to-1, LaVall Jordan, the former U-M assistant under Beilein who now leads Butler, is 8-to-1 along with White.