Ron Howard assumed the role of Community Development Manager with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in August 2017. He assists the Mad Ants in widening the involvement in the community through various initiatives. Howard also serves as the color commentator for the television broadcasts of Mad Ants games across platforms including NBAGLeague.com, ESPN+ and NBATV.
Howard's No. 19 hangs from the rafters in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum after a storied playing career for the team spanning 2007-14. He retired as the then D-League all-time leading scorer and was twice named the Jason Collier Sportsman of the Year as well as being the league MVP in 2014. The Chicago native helped the Mad Ants claim their only D-League championship in the 2013-14 season. He is the only Mad Ant to have his number retired.