Tom Izzo Rumors
I’ve read the Tom Izzo credited your daughter for helping your improvement as a basketball player. Why would you say that’s correct? How would you add to that? Xavier Tillman: My daughter helped me become a more disciplined man. I had her when I was a senior in high school. She was born in December, right before the season started. I had her and she just helped me lock in more to where I wasn’t tempted in high school. I was more focused on my schoolwork. I want to tell her there are not a lot of obstacles that can stop her if she puts her mind to things. She’s definitely made me more disciplined. When she is older, she will be like ‘why are you so hard on me?’ Because I want the best for her.
Brandon Quinn: Michigan State announces that Tom Izzo has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be working remotely while he recovers. “You’d be hard pressed to find a coach that has taken more precautions than I have,” Izzo says in a statement.
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In the Runnin’ Plays podcast with NBCSports, Kerr said he has reached out to old coaches and mentors for help with players including forward Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. “(Michigan State coach) Tom Izzo and I have become good friends because I decided I wanted to really know how to coach Draymond and I sought his advice,” Kerr said.
The way Green interacts with teammates has received national attention, and not always in a positive light, but his leadership was undeniably an integral part of the glue that helped Golden State become a dynasty. Kerr learned how to best communicate with Green. “I think that’s a big part of being a coach in the NBA, is really learning your players and understanding what makes them tick,” Kerr said.
Zach Randolph: I gave this game my all, and it gave everything back and more. Basketball will always be a part of me. From Marion, to East Lansing, to Portland, NY, LA, Memphis, Sacramento, and everyone in between -thank you all for an incredible journey. Special thank you to the Memphis Grizzlies and the entire city which I will forever call home, my family for always supporting me – my mom, brother, and sisters for taking this journey with me, the Portland Trail Blazers for taking a chance on a young kid from Marion, Coach Moe Smedley, Coach Tom Izzo, Commissioners David Stern and Adam Silver for the opportunity, all the NBA organizations, front offices, staff, and every single teammate. To my agent Raymond Brothers – you’ve not only been my agent my whole career, you’ve been my big brother as well. One love. Z-Bo.