Social media reaction to Michigan basketball hiring Dusty May

Everyone and their brother thought that Michigan basketball was going to be relegated to scraps, looking for a second fiddle to be the new head coach to replace favored son Juwan Howard. Names were bandied about and none of them appeared to be of the top tier.

But surprise, surprise, because the top name in the 2024 coaching carousel, Florida Atlantic Owls head coach Dusty May spurned expected future location Louisville and ultimately chose Ann Arbor, as he becomes the new head coach of Michigan basketball.

Social media was abuzz with the news that the Wolverines found their replacement for Howard in the strong program builder in May, and took to X (formerly Twitter) to share their thoughts on the hire. Here are our favorite reactions to the maize and blue shocking the world and getting May as their new coach.


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