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Michigan adds Jay Smith to Juwan Howard’s basketball staff

July 15, 2019

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired Jay Smith to be on Juwan Howard’s basketball staff as director of player personnel and development.

The move was announced Monday.

Howard also says he is retaining director of basketball operations Chris Hunter and hiring video analyst David Metzendorf.

Smith was an assistant coach for the Wolverines from 1989 to 1996, including the Fab Five era that included Howard’s career. He went on lead Grand Valley State, Central Michigan and Kalamazoo College. Smith, who is from Mio, Michigan, set a state high school record in the late 1970s with 2,841 career points.

Howard previously hired former Saint Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli as an assistant. The rookie head coach also added Howard Eisley to his staff and retained Saddi Washington.

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