October 16-17, 2012
Detroit, Michigan, USA
SAE Convergence 2012 Banquet
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Riverview Ballroom, Cobo Center
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Featuring Banquet Keynote: Tom Izzo, Head Coach, Men's Basketball, Michigan State Spartans
Entering his 17th year directing the Spartan program, head coach Tom Izzo has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments, including the 2000 NCAA National Championship, six regular-season Big Ten Championships, two Big Ten Tournament titles, six Final Four appearances, four National Coach of the Year awards and a Big Ten best 14 straight NCAA Tournament appearances. In his 16 years directing the Spartan program, 81 percent of his players who completed their eligibility also left with a degree. In the last 12 years, 35 Spartans have received their undergraduate degrees.
In 16 seasons, Izzo has returned Michigan State to national prominence, placed his name in the NCAA record books and become a leader among college basketball coaches. He is also a leader among his peers, serving as the NABC President from April 2010-April 2011, while also serving on the John R. Wooden Award Board of Governors and the USA Basketball Collegiate Committee. But perhaps even more important to Izzo's success is his ability to take young talent and develop a player's skills, allowing him to grow as a player and go on to play professionally. Since 2000, Michigan State has had 11 players selected in the NBA Draft, including six first-rounders.
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