Video: Zack Novak at 2011-12 Big Ten Media Day


Here’s footage of senior captain Zack Novak addressing the media this afternoon in Chicago at Big Ten Media Day. Novak was in attendance along with head coach John Beilein, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Stu Douglass.

Find all of our Big Ten Media Day Coverage here as well additional quotes and video from Novak after the jump.
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Additional quotes from

On representing Michigan at media day for a second time … “I remember coach Beilein telling me my sophomore year when he was leaving with Manny (Harris) and DeShawn (Sims) for this event that I would be going my senior year. To be able to come twice is a great experience. You get to see all the other guys from around the league in a different setting than you typically see them. Obviously we can all relate to one another. You find out that you might not like them on the court but here we all get along pretty well.”

On the message he hops to portray about Michigan basketball … “We’re going to play hard and we’re going to play smart. We’ve got a team that really like being around each other. We’ve got great team chemistry and everyone just wants to win.”

On being ready to put all these words into action and play basketball … “This is the time of year when you just want to play against another team. Practicing against each other for so long, we just want to play against someone in a different color jersey. That’s what’s fun and this is why we play basketball.”