ESPN: Michigan "very interested" in speaking with Juwan Howard

Howard acknowledges Michigan has reached out to him.

Former Fab Five Michigan great Juwan Howard, now a top assistant with the Miami Heat, has been contacted by the search firm assisting Michigan A.D. Warde Manuel with the search for John Beilein's replacement, according to ESPN:

This comes on the heels of fellow former Fab Fiver Jalen Rose using his platform on ESPN to promote Howard for the job this morning. Our Michael Spath reported yesterday his sources told him they believe Howard or Texas Coach Shaka Smart are the two likeliest top candidates.