Video: Phil Martelli talks Juwan Howard suspension, new role


This is must-listen. Invest the 20 minutes.


If nothing else watch the 6:12–6:26 segment. He’s ready.


Does Martelli have any win milestones within reach?

Can’t watch/listen to right now but looking forward to it. Can always count on Phil to give some good insight.

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he is currently at 425 wins

Ngl, I’m decently worried about on the fly playcalling with Martelli with the reins. Hopefully Saddi and Howard are communicating a lot from the bench…

I like when Martelli opened up his hand to show his five fingers and said, “Five. Five decades I’ve been waiting for this job to open up and to be named the David and Meredith Kaplan Michigan Men’s Basketball Coach. 3 years ago I set a plan in motion to usurp the title and at long last it is mine. My enormous gratitude goes to Wisconsin Coaches Greg Gard and Joe Krabbenhoft, whose coordinated assistance made this all possible.”


He said specifically that Eisley will call the plays offensively. We missed a short chunk of video on the presser, so not sure if that’s in there or not.

You’ll see Eisley stand up and call a play and sit down. Also said that he’ll tell the refs that because some of these refs spend too much time worrying about people sitting down or not that they can’t be watching the game :rofl:


Awesome. That’s definitely the right approach

Phil has been doing this a long time. I think he’s pretty comfortable knowing what he doesn’t know.

I think subs, talking to the refs, in-game strategy stuff (2 for 1s, etc.), running timeouts, will all be more along the lines of what he deals with.


Phil will get hit with a double-tech ejection in the first five minutes of the Rutgers game. He will tear off his clothes as a SWAT team is forced to escort him to the locker room


I cringed when I realized he was going into the open hand vs. closed fist analogy.


it was extra hilarious because it wasn’t even on purpose. hey Phil why are you acting head coach again…?

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Love how Martelli was coaching Howard how to really strike someone with power next time he loses it.


Might have to frame this post and hang it in my living room


Fun fact. By my crude calculations, as a head coach Martelli is 4-1 against Rutgers.


This interview is really worth the watch. There’s also a longer version on YouTube. I think it’s close to 30 minutes. If you have the time it’s also worth watching.


The perspective that every one of the posters on this message board, and any social media forum for that matter, or folks, in general, the perspective they will gain from listening is a master course in humnanity. I’ve loved listening to Coach Martelli, Philly Phil, as Sam calls him, since he first joined Juwan here at Michigan. I listen to an interview with Phil that I can get. He is an incredibly thoughtful man. He talks about so many things that are so important. So, if you haven’t yet, please check it out.

I sent a copy of this to my son out in L.A. He has a PhD in Psychology and a lot of experience in dealing with people, and oftentimes when people are hurting, and he has taught a few master courses, himself, if I do say so myself, but no matter how well educated we may be, or how many years of life we have under our belt, and the lessons that those years of our life teaches us, we are all still learning and growing, and that growth will help us to be better people. And it can help us gain perspective.

Listening to Phil helps me grow. It sure did in this video, and he touched me with his thoughts and his manner and the way he cares, even to tearing up a couple of times. So, honestly, please listen.

Edit: Here is the youtube video which is the one I watched. I hope the link works.

Michigan assistant Phil Martelli press conference after Juwan Howard suspension - Bing video


Make it 5-1