Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard has been suspended for the rest of the regular season after hitting a Wisconsin coach in the head following last weekend’s game. He also was fined $40,000.
Howard released a statement about his suspension, which is as follows:
“After taking time to reflect on all that happened, I realize how unacceptable both my actions and words were, and how they affected so many. I am truly sorry.”
“I am offering my sincerest apology to my players and their families, my staff, my family and the Michigan fans around the world. I would like to personally apologize to Wisconsin’s assistant coach Joel Krabbenhoft and his family, too.”
“Lastly, I speak a lot about being a Michigan man and representing the University of Michigan with class and pride. I did not do that, nor did I set the right example in the right way for my student-athletes. I will learn from my mistake and this mistake will never happen again. No excuses!”
In addition, Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard was given a $10,000 fine, and reserve Jahcobi Neath was suspended for a single game.