Sean Merriman, web editor, July 10, 2015

Former Michigan State star Draymond Green answered questions from the media on Thursday during a press conference to address his newly signed five-year, $82 million contract with the Golden State Warriors.

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During the press conference, Green was asked about the impact Michigan State's Tom Izzo has had on him, both as a player and as a man.

"That's the thing I love about Coach Izzo is, him raising you into a man when you get to his program is 10 times more important than what type of basketball player you become," Green said. "The impact that he had on me and my life is through the roof, and that's why we're so close today."

The former Big Ten Player of the Year played a large role in the Warriors' NBA championship run this season, averaging 13.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game in the postseason.

Check out the full video of Green talking about Izzo at the top of this post.