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Michigan and Chris Webber need to mend their strained relationship.
After 10 long years, the disassociation between the University of Michigan and former stars Chris Webber, Maurice Taylor, Louis Bullock and the late Robert Traylor came to an end on May 8.
This means it is finally time for Michigan and Webber to issue some apologies. Webber committed some NCAA violations and the university essentially threw him under the bus once the sanctions were announced. Both parties need to make amends and allow the Fab Five to reunite in Ann Arbor next season.
Athletic director Dave Brandon is keeping the door open for the members of the Fab Five.
"I've never met any of those guys, and I am looking forward to meeting them," Brandon said in an interview with The Associated Press. "If any of those guys are interested in meeting with me, that would be great."
On the other hand, Jalen Rose believes Michigan needs to be the ones to reach out and make contact with Webber and the Fab Five.
The Final Four banners those teams earned during the 1991-92 and 1992-93 season will likely be in storage for the foreseeable future. Still, the Fab Five are still remembered today for the cultural impact they made on the game of basketball. For this reason, that era needs to be celebrated.
There will be plenty of chatter about the Fab Five now that the disassociation period is over. With no basketball until November, the offseason will feature plenty of stories related to Webber and his former teammates.