I hear what you're saying, and I understand it, but it might also be a good move for the future of the program to go east. Think of the exposure the east coast holds, and the fertile recruiting grounds it holds. It's tough for a fanbase and school as old as UM see some of the old traditions go away, but it's either adapt or go by the wayside and become more and more irrelevent.
...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.