Coach Juwan Howard of the Celtics? Team president Stevens had interest

According to new reports from Substacks Marc Stein, it’s reportedly possible that the Boston Celtics were managed by a member of the Michigan “Fab Five” in place of their current coach, Ime Udoka.

Per Stein, current Michigan men’s basketball head coach and a member of the famous 1990s recruiting class from the same Juwan Howard, was an interesting target to replace Brad Stevens as the former Celtics coach and current team president was looking for a replacement to take the To fill the role he has vacated after moving to the front office in the 2021 offseason. According to Stein, Stevens was said to have had a “strong interest” in Howard last summer.

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It’s certainly possible that the Celtics’ overtures (if there were any behind the scenes) went just as well as they did with the Los Angeles Lakers when Howard turned down the job of coaching his sons Jace and Jett at his alma mater.

Currently, it seems like a no-brainer with the team in the 2022 NBA Finals to make a more attractive showing, but there was a lot more uncertainty about the team at the time in question, and of course none of the franchises could offer Michigan doing it with Howard.

In any case, given the current situation under Udoka, it doesn’t seem as if anyone is currently complaining that things went differently for Boston.

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