University of Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard shows loyalty to the maize and blue.
He recently declined a Los Angeles Lakers coaching job overture, indicating he prefers to stay with his alma mater, ESPN reports, citing unnamed sources.
The Lakers never made a formal offer to Howard, sources said, but it's clear that if he had expressed an interest in the job, his candidacy would've moved quickly to that stage. While Howard has a playing history with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and star LeBron James, he has consistently maintained he plans to remain in Ann Arbor, where his sons Jace and Jett will be a junior and freshman, respectively, next season.
The Lakers fired head coach Frank Vogel after th team missed the playoffs this year.