Michigan State AD Mark Hollis apologizes for Trey Burke tweet, but not the message it contained
Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis is sorry for tweeting at Michigan basketball point guard Trey Burke.
But he doesn't regret the message he intended to deliver.
Hollis caused a bit of a stir last week when he tweeted NBA draft advice to Michigan's freshman point guard, who is currently weighing his pro options.
During his radio show Monday on The Game 730 AM in Lansing, Hollis explained his intentions.
“I don’t apologize in any way for the message that was said,” Hollis said. “I do understand it’s Michigan-Michigan State, and there’s some intensity there. Probably not the right thing to tweet at a student-athlete at a rival school, but the message was really intended for not only Trey Burke, but every kid that’s going through the decision-making process. I think that’s what the positive of Twitter is, is to get positive messages out there.
“Those that took it the wrong way, I apologize. Obviously, not my intent. I want people to stay in college. I want people to get degrees."
Currently in the midst of his decision to return to school or seek a career in the NBA, Burke let out some frustration last week via twitter, writing "EVERYONE got something to say smh I thought this was my life!"
Shortly thereafter, Hollis sent out a tweet in response to Burke reading "My advice, believe in YOUR heart & mind, everything else is interference. People u seek out is better than those that seek u.”
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon followed suit on Twitter later in the evening, writing that Hollis had good intentions, but acted inappropriately.
Read Hollis' full comments on the matter at MLive.com.
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