Draymond Green on Tom Izzo-Gabe Brown Altercation: Typical MSU Exchange...Relax

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMarch 19, 2021

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo talks to Michigan State forward Draymond Green (23) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa in the second round of the Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis, Friday, March 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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Move along, nothing to see here.

That is what former Michigan State player and current Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green said about the exchange between Spartans head coach Tom Izzo and forward Gabe Brown at the end of the first half of Thursday's game against UCLA:

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Typical Michigan State exchange... move on RELAX!

Draymond Green @Money23Green

That’s what winning looks like!

Although the Spartans finished the half with an 11-point lead, Izzo was not happy with their defense after they allowed a basket on the final possession before the buzzer. He and Brown exchanged words, with Izzo even grabbing his player's arm to get his attention:

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Tom Izzo and Gabe Brown get into it 👀 https://t.co/kWncCN2Pkx

If anyone would know about Izzo's famous intensity, it is Green.

He was a Big Ten Player of the Year and consensus All-American during his time at Michigan State while playing for Izzo and clearly didn't have a problem with his former coach's tactics during the heated NCAA tournament game.