After formally being introduced as the newest head coach of the basketball program last week, it appears that Michigan head coach Juwan Howard is prepared to add two pieces to his coaching staff.
According to The Athletic's Brendan Quinn, the Wolverines have secured a deal with former St. Joseph's head coach Phil Martelli and are expected to come to terms with Knicks assistant Howard Eisley 'within the next 24 hours.' Quinn also reported what had previously been rumored in Saddi Washington being retained by Howard and U-M.
"Sources: Former Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli has been formally offered and accepted an assistant coaching position on Juwan Howard’s staff at Michigan," Quinn tweeted on Monday. "Martelli, 64, won 444 games in 24 seasons at St. Joe’s, reaching 7 NCAA Tournaments. Additionally, per sources, Michigan and Knicks assistant Howard Eisley are expected to complete a deal within the next 24 hours. He will finalize Juwan Howard’s coaching staff, joining Martelli and Saddi Washington."
Sources tell The Michigan Insider that Quinn's report is accurate and news is expected to be announced soon regarding the structure of Howard's staff.