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
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 Hoosiers
’ Tom Crean had a great soundbite
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
“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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