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Current Sports | December 5, 2017

Portrait of Coach Steve Finamore in basketball gym
Katie Cook

Mark Dantonio-Jim Harbaugh Dispute; Rivalry; College Football Bowl Season; Michigan High School Basketball; East Lansing; Steve Finamore.

On "Current Sports with Al Martin," the rivalry bell rings again. This time, it's not just Michigan and Michigan State who are waging war, but their coaches as well. Al revisits the news of yesterday set the scene, MSU football coach Mark Dantonio pointing to his success against rival Michigan after being asked about an unfavorable bowl draw in comparison. But Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who received the better bowl despite a worse record and ranking, didn't take so kindly to the jab, going on Twitter. Did he cross the line though? Al has no problem with the flaring of the rivalry, but Harbaugh's questioning of Dantonio's off-field record rubbed him the wrong way. Engineer Isaac Constans chimes in, saying that perhaps it's Harbaugh who should check his own player conduct protocol before taking shots. All of that wraps up eventually, and coach Steve Finamore of East Lansing boys' basketball comes back to Current Sports. A long overdue guest, Steve is back on today to preview his team and mid-Michigan high school basketball. Not holding back, he covers everything--from Michigan-bound prospect Brandon Johns to social media, and even discusses infamous sports father LaVar Ball. Basketball fans, you won't want to miss the encompassing conversation.

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