Michigan’s captain for the last three seasons, Zack Novak, is the most notable face missing on the 2012-13 Michigan roster but the 6-foot-4 guard landed overseas in Holland playing professional basketball for Zwolle.
We caught up with Novak to discuss the upcoming season, the program that he left behind, Mitch McGary and most importantly a new t-shirt that he’s selling this season.
Everyone wants to know about leadership. Who do you think captains this year’s team and do you think leadership should be a concern?
I think many people are worried about the leadership because of what happened in the 09-10 season after the departures of CJ (Lee) and Dave (Merritt). This is a totally different situation, though. Coach B had only been in Ann Arbor for two seasons and the culture was nowhere near set in stone at that point. All of the players on the roster now only know one way to do things. The coaching staff has put a ton of emphasis on establishing what exactly it means to be a basketba...