"I am so appreciative for the opportunity to work with a rising star, Juwan Howard," Martelli said in a statement. "I was very humbled that he would reach out and ask me to join his first staff. I pledge that I will exhaust myself to make all affiliated with the University of Michigan proud."
"It's really kind of an amazing feat, but it just kind of fits the description of the year," Martelli said when the Hawks hit No. 1 in the AP poll. "It's been so surreal all season long."