As his arm was grabbed, University of Michigan coach Juwan Howard reacted in anger and seemed to attack an opposition coach during a collegiate basketball game Sunday.
Wisconsin defeated Michigan 77-63, and Wisconsin's head coach, Greg Gard, appeared to grab Howard when he was tardy to shake his hand.
Howard, a member of Michigan's "Fab Five" and the Miami Heat, was reportedly furious that Gard called a timeout with 15 seconds left and a 15-point lead.
In a video of the scuffle, Gard grabs Howard when he doesn't offer a handshake and the two argue.When Howard squeezes back into the crowd and throws a punch that looks to hit Wisconsin assistant
coach Joe Krabbenhoft, players and coaches from both teams step in to separate the head coaches.Players, coaches,and others on the court scramble in a scenario reminiscent of the Malice in the Palace
the 2004 riot between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers at the Palace of Auburn Hills, near Detroit. According to video, Howard was restrained twice by his team.
Howard told Gard at a news conference that he "would remember it," alluding to Gard's final-second timeout. According to video, Howard was restrained twice by his team.
Howard told Gard at a news conference that he "would remember it" about Gard's final-second timeout.Some joked about the scuffle on social media,
while others called for Howard to be suspended for numerous games. Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel announced a review and possible disciplinary action.
"Regardless of inciting causes, there is no excuse for any of our staff or student-athletes to get into a physical fight," he stated. Manuel apologised.
The Big Ten Conference, which includes both teams, promised "prompt and appropriate disciplinary action" after its assessment. The University of Wisconsin did not comment immediately.