Friday, February 9, 2018

Tom Izzo gives tepid statement on hiring of Bill Beekman as MSU interim athletic director.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo gave what appeared to be a tepid statement about former MSU acting president William Beekman being named interim athletic director. Izzo's comments came after the basketball team's afternoon practice Thursday.

In a statement made to the Michigan State University student run newspaper The State News, Izzo commented. "I do know Bill Beekman, and I like Bill Beekman. I don't know him as an AD, I barely know him as a boss. "I really don't know him that well, but like everybody as new people come in, I'm going to get to know him. When I get to know him, I'll have a better comment." This According to the State News.

Earlier in the week MSU interim president John Engler named Beekman interim AD. Former MSU AD Mark Hollis retired in late Jan.

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