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Juwan Howard appears close to finalizing a move to become Michigan new men’s basketball coach. 

The school formally offered its head coaching job to Howard on Wednesday, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The deal is currently being negotiated.

Howard, 46, would be replacing John Beilein – the program’s all-time winningest coach – who ended his 12-year run at the school last Monday to .

The former Michigan and NBA standout has been a member of the Miami Heat’s coaching staff under Erik Spoelstra since 2013. He has never been an NBA head coach nor coached in college. 

Juwan Howard has been an assistant for the Miami Heat for six seasons. (Photo: Associated Press)

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