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MSU basketball hires 'heart and soul' Tum Tum Nairn as graduate manager

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Michigan State basketball will honor Tum Tum Nairn, Gavin Schilling and Ben Carter on senior night Tuesday vs. Illinois. Video by Chris Solari/DFP

Coach Tom Izzo announced via news release Friday that his former point guard and three-time captain, who helped lead the Spartans to the 2015 Final Four, will join his staff as a graduate manager this fall.

“I can’t say enough about how excited I am to have Tum Tum back here,” Izzo said in a release. “He’s the type of person who can relate to everyone.