Juwan Howard who slapped a rival coach last month has returned from his suspension.
After being reinstated as Michigan’s head coach on Monday, Howard made one thing clear: He takes full responsibility for his actions during the postgame altercation at Wisconsin on Feb. 20 that led to him serving a five-game suspension and being fined $40,000.
And when he returns to the sidelines on Thursday at the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis, Howard understands there will be a microscope on him moving forward
“I can come with a thousand excuses, but I’m not. I take full ownership for my actions,” Howard said Wednesday in his first public comments since he was suspended on Feb. 21.
“I could talk about the timeout. We could discuss the pull on the arm. We can talk about the words that were exchanged with coaches. But all that will be excuses. The main thing is that was not the right way how I should carry myself as a head coach at the University of Michigan. I was truly upset with myself.”