One might call him Tom Izzo the greatest because he he’s the only coach in history to reach three Final Fours as a 5 seed or lower. Others because Michigan State is 20-4 in the second game of an NCAA Tournament weekend under him. I’d say it’s because he’s a motivational genius, as you can see below.
— Rico Beard (@RicoBeard) March 30, 2015
He’s also probably good with a mic in his hands. It was Izzo himself who said they’re going to “build an empire.” Not us. We’re just here for the show.
Original Jay-Z photograph via Derek Bremner Photography.