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Michigan St. Coach Tom Izzo gets candid about Twitter

Michigan St. Coach Tom Izzo gets candid about Twitter
Editor’s note: this interview is being re-run from 11-1-11. In honor of the Big Ten Tournament hitting Chicago in just 8 days (the banners are already up downtown) and the explosive growth of Twitter since then, the issues this interview raises are more relevant than ever. Like last year’s Big Ten media day, the discussion of Twitter and various social media with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is enlightening and informative. At 2010 conference college basketball media day, the discussion went on for so long (and all of it was enthralling and productive) that it would make for the greatest Spartans podcast ever. But before we get to Izzo’s Twitter opining this fall, I invited you check out what the Golden Gophers Tubby Smith had to say. Also, the HoosiersTom Crean had a great soundbite...

Coaching Legend Tubby Smith on new, old and social media (exclusive)

Coaching Legend Tubby Smith on new, old and social media (exclusive)
The banners are already up downtown. The Big Ten Tournament returns to Chicago in just nine days. In today’s college basketball landscape, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites are having more of an impact than ever.  At Media Day, I had a rather thought-provoking and exclusive conversation with the Minnesota Golden Gophers Head Coach, the legendary Tubby Smith about all the media issues that can affect his program, the Big Ten and beyond. “I’m not very savvy with it, but I know guys can, in the heat of battle say I’m coaching and there’s a bad call and I got a cooling off period, but because you’ve got this little thing that you can go to and share, and later you go ‘oh I really didn’t mean it that way.’ But at the heat of battle you felt that, because you haven’t had time to think about it, to get somebody else’s opinion,” Tubby Smith said about Twitter...
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