Tag Archives: Tom Izzo

TIME AND POSSESSION

We talk about it all the time. Know the score. Know the time. Last night Michigan State played Northwestern. Spartans point guard Cassisus Winston turned the ball over. Head coach Tom Izzo took him out of the game. Note, it’s … Continue reading

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PTRW #490 TOM IZZO

“I looked in the mirror and said, ‘You know what, that’s my job. That’s what I get paid for I get paid to make sure that people understand you have bigger goals — whenever you accomplish one there should be … Continue reading

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PTRW #422 TOM IZZO

“Players shouldn’t have their feelings hurt if we are pushing them to be the best. I don’t think students should get their feelings hurt if we are pushing them to be the best. Last year, people pushed me. I just … Continue reading

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PTRW #420 TOM IZZO

After a loss to Georgetown: “It’s getting a commitment from all 12 guys. Right now we don’t have that. We’ve got to get it back. And realizing what I’ve said since the day I got this job — players play, … Continue reading

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PTRW #405 TOM IZZO

“We have to learn how to get better everyday and not make the same mistakes.”

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PTRW #230 TOM IZZO

On Keith Appling’s improved outside shooting: “He did it the old-fashioned way. He locked himself in the gym all summer. He shot more than he’d ever shot in his life.”

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10 THINGS I LEARNED FROM TOM IZZO

From 1999 to 2001 I spent time as a member of the men’s basketball support staff at Michigan State University.  It’s amazing how much I learned. Here are the Top 10 items. 1-WORK ETHIC: Nothing gets accomplished without it.  Spartan … Continue reading

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