Phil Martelli to Michigan is a “Done Deal”

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According to numerous reports:

He’ll be an assistant to Juwan Howard, who served on Erik Spoelstra’s Miami staff from 2013 to 2019 and is now taking his first head coaching job.

Personally, I love the move for Martelli. He coached St. Joe’s since 1995 and is now 64 years old, and while I’m sure he could have landed a head coaching gig at a much smaller school, this is an opportunity to go to a huge program with unlimited resources and help a young coach make a significant transition.

It shows me that Howard understands that this is gonna be quite the jump, so bringing in an uber-experienced guy like Martelli while retaining John Beilein assistant Saddi Washington makes a lot of sense to me.

Good for Phil Martelli. New experience and a unique challenge.

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7 Responses

  1. Congratulations Phil on your demotion to assistant coach! You’re such a great coach that you didn’t receive any head coaching offers. Why was everyone upset this fossil was fired?

  2. Kapler was so upset after 5th straight loss that he screamed at the team. And he didn’t even care that his makeup was starting to run.

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