Michigan males’s basketball coach Juwan Howard couldn’t hold it collectively in the ultimate minute of the Wolverines’ 80-76 loss to North Carolina on Wednesday.
With 36 seconds left to play and the Tar Heels up 77-71, Howard lost his cool on the sidelines throughout an argument with an official. In video footage from the incident, the coach might be seen angrily shouting whereas being restrained by his personal gamers.
Howard, who’s in his fourth season with the Wolverines, additionally appeared to snap at Michigan gamers whereas they escorted him to the sidelines. He appeared to inform one among his gamers, “don’t f–king touch me.”
Michigan has now lost three of its previous 5 video games to fall to 7-4 on the season. The loss to UNC (9-4) marked one other non-conference defeat for the Wolverines, together with losses to Arizona State, Kentucky and Virginia.
This isn’t the primary time Howard lost his mood throughout a recreation. Last season, the Michigan coach took a swing at Wisconsin assistant coach Joe Krabbenhoft, which led to an on-court brawl between the 2 groups.
At the time, Howard mentioned he felt the “need to defend himself,” after claiming “someone touched me” and issues escalated from there.
Howard, a member of Michigan’s Fab Five in the early ’90s, was later suspended 5 video games, which marked the rest of the common season, and fined $40,000.