Juwan Antonio Howard is an American former professional basketball player and current head coach of the Michigan Wolverines men’s team.

He was an assistant coach for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association from 2013 to 2019. Howard played in the NBA from 1994 until 2013.

Born on February 7, 1973 (age 49 years), Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Juwan is a one-time All-Star and one-time All-NBA power forward, he began his NBA career as the fifth overall pick in the 1994 NBA draft, selected by the Washington Bullets.

Career history
As player:
1994–2001 Washington Bullets / Wizards
2001–2002 Dallas Mavericks
2002–2003 Denver Nuggets
2003–2004 Orlando Magic
2004–2007 Houston Rockets
2007–2008 Dallas Mavericks
2008 Denver Nuggets
2008–2009 Charlotte Bobcats
2009–2010 Portland Trail Blazers
2010–2013 Miami Heat
As coach:
2013–2019 Miami Heat (assistant)
2019–present Michigan
Career highlights and awards
As player:

  • 2× NBA champion (2012, 2013)
  • NBA All-Star (1996)
  • All-NBA Third Team (1996)
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1995)
  • Second-team All-American – NABC (1994)
  • Third-team All-American – AP (1994)
  • First-team Parade All-American (1991)
  • McDonald’s All-American (1991)

As coach:

  • AP Coach of the Year (2021)
  • Sporting News Coach of the Year (2021)
  • Big Ten regular season champion (2021)
  • Henry Iba Award (2021)
  • Big Ten Coach of the Year (2021)
Career statistics
Points 16,159 (13.4 ppg)
Rebounds 7,428 (6.1 rpg)
Assists 2,663 (2.2 apg)

Juwan Howard Parents: Meet Leroy Watson Jr. and Helena Watson

Juwan’s parents are Leroy Watson Jr. and Helena Watson. His grandmother Jannie Mae Howard, was the daughter of sharecroppers from Belzoni, Mississippi.

Helena was an employee at a Chicago restaurant when she became pregnant with Juwan.

Howard’s father, Leroy Watson, had just returned from the Army to a phone company job in Chicago. The two married quickly once they realized Helena was pregnant.


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