Tom Izzo Takes Control of His Spartans On The Court
Tempers flared on the court during the Spartans first game of March Madness
It was the 1st round of the East Region of the NCAA Tournament, and the game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Bradley Braves was intense. It was early in the 2nd half of the game when Coach Izzo felt Freshman Aaron Henry was not playing well, and Izzo let him know it in no uncertain terms.
The Detroit News described the conversation between Izzo and Henry...
Bradley called a timeout. As Henry walked back to the bench, Izzo laid into Henry, pointing his finger toward Henry's chest. Junior Cassius Winston pushed Izzo back and later in the huddle, senior Matt McQuaid pulled Izzo back into his seat as the coach kept going after Henry.
Truth be told this kind of reaction is not uncommon for Coach Izzo except that the team was in the National spotlight because they were playing in the NCAA Tournament. With that being noted the clip of the incident blew up on social media and people had something to say about it.
Yet, here is what you have to remember, Aaron Henry was not upset about the interaction with Coach Izzo.
It’s OK. He’s gonna yell,“You gotta accept it and listen to what he’s saying and apply it to the game. You can’t listen to how he says it.
Plus Henry stepped back into the game and was on fire on the court. In fact, Henry helped to secure the 76 to 65 victory over Bradley.
It's important to remember that what works for some does not work for others. Coach Izzo has produced great players, the players love him and that's all that matters.