Juwan Howard


Served as envoy

  • 2007  –  Democratic Republic of Congo

Howard has played six-and-a-half seasons (1994–2001) for the Bullets franchise (renamed the Wizards in 1997), three full seasons (2004–2007) for the Houston Rockets, 2+ seasons for the Heat and shorter stints with several other teams. During his rookie year with the Bullets, he became the first player to graduate on time with his class after leaving college early to play in the NBA. He had one season as an All-Rookie player and a second as an All-Star and an All-NBA performer. Juwan Antonio Howard currently is an assistant coach for the NBA’s Miami Heat.

He was most recently a regular starter during the 2005–2006 NBA season. In 2010, he signed with the Heat and entered his 17th NBA season, during which he reached the playoffs for the sixth time and made his first career NBA Finals appearance. He remained with the Heat the following season and won his first NBA championship during the 2012 NBA Finals. He returned to the Heat for part of the following season and helped them win their second consecutive title.

Howard has developed a reputation as a humanitarian for his civic commitment.​ Juwan’s Foundation has been active for the past 17 years. The Juwan Howard Foundation mission is giving to at-risk inner-city children, by organizing clothing drives and donating funds to youth-oriented groups, including an adoption agency, a youth home, and boys’ and girls’ clubs. The foundation has helped to support the placement of over 50 abandoned children into permanent homes. When funds permit scholarship awards to individual high school students in Washington, DC, and Chicago, Illinois. Also the Foundation hosts an annual basketball/academic FREE camp of approximately 200 inner city at risk youth in Chicago.