Juwan Howard - Bio, Juwan, Net Worth, Wife, Son, College, Michigan, Michigan Basketball, Stats, NBA, Heat, Contract, Coach, Fab Five, Age, Height
Juwan Antonio Howard, professionally known as Juwan Howard is an American former professional basketball player and currently a basketball coach. He is currently the basketball coach at the University of Michigan. He previously served as an assistant coach for the Miami Heat of the NBA from 2013 to 2019. As a player, he was drafted by Washington Bullets in the 1994 NBA draft. He has played for other NBA teams such as Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Charlotte Bobcats, Portland Trail Blazers, and Miami Heat. He has won 2 NBA championship with Heat. He played college basketball at the University of Michigan.
What is Juwan Howard Famous For?
- The first NBA player to graduate after leaving college early.
- The first NBA player to sign a contract worth more than $100 million.
- 2 times NBA champion with Miami Heat.
- The first and only member of the Fab Five to win an NBA championship.
Where was Juwan Howard Born?
Juwan Howard was born on 7 February 1973. His birth name is Juwan Antonio Howard. He was born to a father, Leroy Watson, and a mother, Helena Howard. His birth place is in Chicago, Illinois in the United States. He holds American nationality. His grandmother adopted and raised him. He had no siblings.
He attended Chicago Vocational Career Academy, where he played high school basketball. After high school, he committed to play at the University of Michigan.
He was popular as one of The Fab Five at Michigan. Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson were other four included in The Fab Five. After his sophomore season at Michigan, he announced his intention to enter the 1994 NBA draft. He was one of the Fab Five dragged into the University of Michigan basketball scandal. But he was not implicated in the scandal.
Washington Bullets selected him with the fifth overall pick in the first round of 1994 NBA draft. He played six-and-a-half season from 1994 to 2001 for the Bullets. Washington Bullets was renamed to Washington Wizards in 1997.
He later played a year each for Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic.
He then played three full seasons for the Houston Rockets from 2004 to 2008.
He then returned to Dallas Mavericks in 2007 and moved to Denver Nuggets in 2008.
He played at Charlotte Bobcats and Portland Trail Blazers before joining Miami Heat in 2010.
He won his first NBA championship with the Heat in 2012. He became the first and only member of the Fab Five to win an NBA championship. He won his second NBA championship in the following year with the Heat.
He was announced the assistant coach of the Miami Heat in September 2013.
He remained with the Heat as their assistant coach until 2019.
The University of Michigan announced him as their head coach in May 2019. He signed a five-year contract with the University.
Film and TV appearances
He appeared in the 1994 basketball film Hoop Dreams.
He also appeared in the television drama The West Wing, Arli$$, Beyond the Glory, Hang Time.
He appeared in the 2011 documentary The Fab Five.
He worked with Rick Ross to produce a rap song, "Its Time to Ball".
Who is Juwan Howard married to?
Juwan Howard is a married man. He is married to Jenine Wardally. They got married in July 2002. The couple has two sons, Jace and Jett.
He also has a son, Juwan Howard Jr, born in February 1992 with Markita Blyden. Blyden was runner-up for Michigan's Miss Basketball.
How Tall iS Juwan Howard?
Juwan Howard stands at a height of 2.06 m i.e. 6 feet and 9 inches tall. He has a body weight of 250 lbs i.e. 113 kg. He has an athletic body build.
What is Juwan Howard Net Worth?
Juwan Howard was one of the most successful basketball players of his time. While active, he has played for several NBA teams winning 2 NBA championships. He was the first NBA player to sign a contract worth more than $100 million. After his active playing career, he became an assistant coach of the Miami Heat. He signed a five-year contract with the University of Michigan to become their new head coach. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $80 million.