Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green paid a little visit to Fullerton, California to see his former head coach Tom Izzo pick up his 500th career win as Michigan State’s head coach.
Oh, and give him a new Rolex.
Green presented the watch to Izzo following the Spartans’ 99-68 win over Boston College.
Draymond Green gave Tom Izzo this in the locker room after the game. Inscription: "Great Start — DG" pic.twitter.com/OhNZycJfHc
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) November 27, 2015
Green spent four years at Michigan State, coming to the school as the 122nd-ranked recruit, per Rivals. He left with two Final Four appearances, a Big Ten Player of the Year award and the 35th pick in the NBA Draft.
He is one of three Michigan State players to ever finish with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career.
The rest is, well, sort of history.
Green played in 79 games as a rookie and all 82 games in his second year with the Golden State Warriors, averaging 2.9 and 6.2 points per game, respectively. But he broke out last season during the Warriors’ championship season.
Green proved versatile, scoring 11.7 points per game to go along with 8.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists. He could guard a variety of positions on the floor, as well as play inside-out on offense.
His production resulted in 5-year, $82 million extension with the Warriors.
Apparently, that’s enough to afford a Rolex.