Hear the Conversation 25:45 min – 14.7 mb mp3
MSU men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo joins his bosses – MSU President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis – for a wide-ranging discussion on everything from leadership and rabid Spartan fans to the prospects for the 2012/2013 Spartans and the tight-knit coaches community at MSU.
“I think leadership is about more than the common cliche of leading by example,” Izzo says. “I think it’s leading by standing up and doing what’s right and bringing other people with you.”
Tom says he always appreciated that Jud “would never ask me to do anything he wouldn’t do himself” and that he’s a big fan of MSU’s new neighborhood initiative.
Tom says he’s always stayed at MSU in part because Simon and Hollis “let me work through the process when crazy things come up” and that “we’re gonna win another championship here!”