Tom Izzo’s abuse of Aaron Henry was the act of a bully and a coward

The Hall of Fame coach has Michigan State back in the Final Four, but an unhinged outburst directed at his own player was a cowardly act with familiar echoes

The year was 1999 and I was at the USA Basketball men’s national team trials in Colorado Springs. After three grueling days of tryouts, I found myself sitting in a dorm room with Luke Recker and the late Jason Collier, who were also vying for spots to represent the United States at that summer’s World University Games in Spain.

It wasn’t a light conversation or a casual shooting of the breeze. What I heard will stick with me the rest of my life.

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