Tom Izzo Rumors
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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.
Connor Letourneau: Steve Kerr on why he’s going to Michigan State tomorrow for Draymond Green’s jersey retirement: “One of the things I love about Draymond is I know how much Michigan State means to him. His loyalty to his school is a big part of who he is and a big part of what he’s meant to the Warriors. This is a league whom routinely you get guys after they spent four months on a college campus and then they’re gone. Draymond spent four years playing for Tom Izzo and gave millions of dollars to that school. He left his heart and soul on that court wearing the green and white. So, for me, it’s a great example of what he’s done for us. We’re probably going to retire his jersey in San Francisco someday. I love the fact that he’s no loyal to his school. That’s his foundation, that’s his rock. We’ve been the beneficiary of everything Coach Izzo and the school did feu-Draymond. It’ll be nice for me to be there. I know Bob (Myers) and Joe (Lacob) feel the same way. “
Former Michigan State basketball and Golden State Warrior star Draymond Green was in East Lansing for the Spartans’ Homecoming game against Indiana. Green got a great seat for the football game against the Hoosiers, hanging out on the Spartan Stadium sidelines with MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo.