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Juwan Howard reportedly has finally hung them up.  The veteran power forward will try to pass on some of the wisdom he soaked up over 25 plus years of competitive basketball on to someone else. Sports Illustrated is reporting that Howard will remain in the Miami Heat organization as an assistant coach. The 40-year-old Howard will focus on player development under coach Erik Spoelstra. Howard hasn’t officially retired as a player, but it seems that he’s laced the sneakers up for a good.  Howard will of course be most remembered for being a member of Michigan’s Fab Five. Chris Webber and Jalen Rose may have gotten all the attention, but Howard was always the stabilizing force for that group. Howard averaged 13.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game through an NBA career in which he earned more than $151 million in salary during his playing career. Say what you want about Howard as a player in his later years, but he was the first NBA player to sign a $100 million contract.

Heat Hire Juwan Howard As Assistant Coach, Promote Andy Elisburg, Others

The Miami Heatr announced front office promotions on Saturday, including Andy Elisburg to Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations/General Manager, Adam Simon to Assistant General Manager/General Manager Sioux Falls Skyforce, Dan Craig to Assistant Coach/Player Development, Chad Kammerer to Director of NBA Scouting/Advance Scout, Keith Askins to Director of College and Pro...

LeBron James: More like Magic or Jordan?

How good would the Miami Heat be without LeBron James? He’s the greatest in the world and arguably one of the best players of all time. It’s a bold statement saying he’s one of the greatest of all time considering players like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson once dominated the hardwood, but statistics don’t lie. What else does James have to do to become the...

Miami Heat NBA 2K14 Player Ratings

NBA 2K14 is about to get released and we finally have ratings of all players in the league. In my opinion, there are many ratings which are wrong and many players are either underrated or overrated. Here are ratings of the Miami Heat players compared to the NBA 2K13′s player ratings: LeBron James – 99 ...The post Miami Heat NBA 2K14 Player Ratings appeared first on The League News.

AP Source: Heat, Spoelstra finalizing new deal

A person familiar with the situation says Erik Spoelstra and the Miami Heat are ''basically done'' finalizing the terms of a contract extension for the coach. The person says Spoelstra's future with the team was not in question, but the two-time defending NBA champions wanted to get a new deal done regardless. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...

Wade's off-court business continues booming

(Eds: Updates with details.) By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Dwyane Wade sat forward in his chair, listening intently to the report about how quickly the first small batch of his Li-Ning basketball sneakers that were available in the United States were gobbled up by consumers. On average, a pair was gone every 8 seconds. Wade leaned back, obviously thrilled at the news. This...

Heat finalizing contract extension with Erik Spoelstra

Two-time NBA championship coach Erik Spoelstra is finalizing a multiyear contract extension with the Miami Heat league sources told Yahoo Sports. Spoelstra could've become the most sought free agent to hit the coaching market since Phil Jackson and likely staved off a bidding war next summer by choosing to re-sign with the only franchise he's ever known. The deal is expected...

Dwyane Wade says Twitter feud with Kevin Durant is real

After Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade sparred on Twitter about whether or not Wade is a top 10 player, there was speculation that the whole thing was a promotional stunt. Mainly because the two are paired against one another in those Gatorade ads. But when Wade was asked recently about the Twitter sparring, he told the Miami Herald that it was indeed real. And the two both believe what...

LeBron James hypes up Ohio State fans with speech

As noted yesterday, Miami Heat star LeBron James was in attendance at the Ohio State/Wisconsin college football game and prior to the beginning of the action, LeBron got a chance to fire up the Buckeyes faithful at St. John’s arena. Check out LeBron speaking at the skull session about his love for the university and if he had the chance to attend college, he would have went to...

LEBRON WATCH 2014: 'I don't want to go back to cold winters'

Will he or won't he? Having already made one dramatic move in free agency when he left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat in July 2010 LeBron James again is in position to test NBA free agency in the 2014 offseason. Will he or won't he? The difference this time around is James is now a two-time defending NBA champion with the Heat having won titles in 2012 and 2013...

LeBron to give speech to Ohio State before Saturday's game

Akron native LeBron James will be giving a pre-game speech to coach Urban Meyer's Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday before taking on Wisconsin.

LeBron James fires up Ohio State Buckeyes fans plus launches Royal Oak Audemars Piguet

Busy weekend for Lebron James before the quest for his third straight NBA title begins on Monday. King James got Ohio State football fans fired up on Saturday, LeBron showed up at St. John Arena two hours before kickoff to attend the pep rally named “the Skull Session.” LeBron told Buckeyes fans that if he had been a one a done in college, that’s where he would’ve attended...

LeBron James photobombed on sidelines of Ohio State – Wisconsin game

LeBron James was in the building for Saturday's huge Big Ten showdown between Ohio State and Wisconsin, where he was photobombed on the sidelines.

Report: LeBron James Will Be On The Ohio State Sideline Saturday For Game vs. Wisconsin

Photo Credit: Keith Allison via Flickr Urban Meyer may have called Wisconsin the “King of the Big Ten” earlier this week, but he’s bringing in the real king to Columbus on Saturday night — LeBron James. James, of course, is a big Ohio State supporter, despite never attending college. Recently, the Buckeyes even reserved a spot for him in the men’s basketball locker room...
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