Juwan Howard was an assistant coach for the Miami Heat

toward the end of LeBron James' tenure in South Beach.

Many have thought that the former NBA big man could make a good head coach in the league.

According to a report from ESPN, the Lakers made a run at the former NBA big hamn.

However, he's remaining at Michigan.

"Michigan coach Juwan Howard recently declined a Los Angeles Lakers overture on the franchise’s head coaching job.

Howard is coaching his two sons — Jace and Jett — in Ann Arbor

Fans are disappointed but understanding.

Damn this is disappointing. I was really hoping we could do a weird two month long dance

that stops recruiting momentum dead in its tracks. Oh well," one fan tweeted.

"Good lord if LA is reaching out to Juwan Howard it is bad lol," another fan added.

Ham is one of three known finalists for the job, along with Terry Stotts and Kenny Atkinson.