Michigan coach Juwan Howard has been given the green light to return to his usual responsibilities ahead of the game against Eastern Michigan.

Michigan coach Juwan Howard cleared to resume regular duties for matchup with Eastern Michigan

Michigan’s basketball coach, Juwan Howard, will return to his coaching duties on Saturday for the game against Eastern Michigan. Since undergoing heart surgery on September 15 to address an aortic aneurysm and repair his aortic valve, Howard has been gradually transitioning back to his regular role. He was present as an observer during a previous game against Memphis and served as an assistant coach to acting head coach Phil Martelli in another game against Oregon. The upcoming matchup with Eastern Michigan marks Howard’s first return as head coach since his surgery.

The decision for Howard’s return follows a review by the school regarding an unspecified incident during a team practice the previous week. The investigation concluded that there were no grounds for disciplinary action against anyone involved, as stated by athletic director Warde Manuel in a released statement. The coaching structure is set to return to its normal form, and the team will focus on the season ahead, with gratitude expressed towards Phil Martelli for leading the program during Howard’s absence. The release did not provide further details about the incident.

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