The “Fab-Five” era of Michigan hoops ended in the early 90’s, but it has been one of the most well known college basketball teams ever since with names such as Juwan Howard, Jalen Rose, Chris Webber, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson wearing maize, blue, and black socks.
For a bevy of reasons that put a dark cloud over the era, some members have had a falling out through the decades, including Jalen Rose and Chris Webber.
However, Michigan hiring Juwan Howard to become their next head coach may be the recipe that reunites them all once again.
Appearing on ESPN’s Get Up, Rose shared what Howard’s hiring does for the Fab-Five.
“Any time you grow up for public consumption like we’ve done, people have gotten a chance to see us at our highest of heights and our lowest of lows,” Rose said. “And they’ve seen some discord. I just gotta acknowledge this on national television, those days are over. Not seeing eye-to-eye, there will not be any disrespect toward the program, there will not be any sideshows, there will not be any friction amongst the Fab-Five, we’re about to all come together like Voltron and do what we gotta do to put us back on the map.”
Michigan alum Adam Schefter then interjected, going “whoa, whoa, whoa, you’re telling me that the hiring of Juwan Howard is gonna bring you and C-Webb together?” To which Rose replied, “Yes, absolutely. No doubt about it.”
“The one thing that we both know is his success turning around the University of Michigan is first and foremost about him, and about the players he’s gonna influence,” Rose said. “Then it’s about is being there to support him. Not being drama, not being splintered, not giving any indication of dysfunction. We’re gonna move as a family and we’re gonna do what we can to build on what John Beilein has established at Ann Arbor.”