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Zavier Simpson Signs Undrafted Free Agent Contract With Lakers

Nov 19, 2020 1:54 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Michigan's Zavier Simpson to an undrafted free agent contract.

Simpson averaged 12.9 points and 7.9 assists for Michigan. 

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Caleb Houstan Becomes Highest Ranked Michigan Commit Since 2007

Oct 31, 2020 12:53 PM

Five-star recruit Caleb Houstan announced his commitment to Michigan.

Houstan, the No. 10 ranked player in the 2021 class, is the highest ranked Michigan commit since at least 2007.

Originally in the 2022 class, Houstan reclassified over the summer.

Houston pointed to Juwan Howard's background in the NBA as a deciding factor. 

"He played in the NBA for 19 years and knows what it takes to get there and stay there. I think he can help me both on and off the court and in preparing to get to the next level. I know he's going to push me every single day in order for me to get better and develop as a player."

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Juwan Howard Says He's Not 'Exploring, Seeking' NBA Coaching Offers

Aug 25, 2020 1:27 AM

Juwan Howard re-affirmed his commitment to the University of Michigan amid NBA coaching rumors.

"There was a report of my name as a potential candidate for NBA coaching opportunities. While I am flattered, and know it will more than likely happen again, I am not exploring, seeking or listening. I am the head coach at the University of Michigan! I am blessed to be working at the greatest university in the world. I am blessed to be guiding a group of wonderful young men. We have goals, dreams & championships to win! This is where my focus is," released Howard in a statement through the school.

Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Howard was gaining traction as an NBA coaching candidate

Michigan's 2021 recruiting class is currently ranked No. 9 in the country, according to ESPN. 

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Juwan Howard Considered Rising Candidate For NBA Head Coaching Job

Aug 24, 2020 11:09 AM

Juwan Howard is gaining traction as a coaching candidate for several teams, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Howard was a head coaching candidate for both the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers before he became head coach at the University of Michigan.

Howard worked as an assistant coach for several seasons under Erik Spoelstra with the Miami Heat. 

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Isaiah Livers Withdraws From NBA Draft, Will Return To Michigan

Jul 18, 2020 11:57 PM

Isaiah Livers announced that he will withdraw from the 2020 NBA draft and return to Michigan for his senior season.

"My family and I are so appreciative of Coach Howard and all the staff for letting us really explore my dream of playing in the NBA. While it was a limited process due to COVID-19, I want to thank all the NBA teams who took the time to talk to me. The information I gathered is going to be invaluable moving forward. But now, we have unfinished business in Ann Arbor. I cannot wait to do everything I can and help lead this team to great things," released Livers in a statement.

Livers averaged 12.9 points and 4.0 rebounds last season.

College players have until August 3rd to withdraw from the draft. 

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Isaiah Todd Decommits From Michigan, Will Play Professionally In 20-21

Apr 14, 2020 4:03 PM

Isaiah Todd has decommitted from Michigan and will explore his options to play professionally next season.

"We're exploring pro routes," said Marlene Venable, Todd's mother.

Todd will sign with an agent and could play overseas or domestically in the G League.

Todd is ranked No. 13 in the incoming class for 2020.

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