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Tweetcap: Highlights from Juwan Howard’s introductory press conference

A rundown of what went down at Crisler Center on Thursday afternoon.

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Juwan Howard was officially hired as Michigan’s Men’s Basketball head coach last week, but Thursday was his unveiling to the world and his introductory press conference at mid-court of Crisler Center.

Here is a recap of the event in tweet form from both myself and MnB contributor Jay Sarkar from Crisler:

Howard’s entrance

Michigan AD Warde Manuel intros Howard, thanks John Beilein and students

Emotions ran high in Howard’s return to Crisler

Howard was thankful to his wife and family during his presser

Howard said the itch to coach came around his 17th season in the NBA

Howard on doubts about his lack of coaching experience

Howard has already heard from MSU’s Tom Izzo

Howard is ready to get to work on the recruiting trail, but has much learning to do

Howard believes a championship culture with the Miami Heat prepared him for this

Howard was interested as soon as he heard Beilein was out the door

Warde Manuel went to bat for Howard and what he brings as a candidate

This did not come with other motives in terms of the Fab Five

Manuel said a counteroffer to Beilein was not possible because he accepted the Cavs job