Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Draymond Green has had a busy summer, but that wasn’t about to keep the former Michigan State star from the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday at Symphony Hall. Green was on hand to watch Michigan State coach Tom Izzo be inducted as part of the 2016 class.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Steve Smith, the first recruit Tom Izzo landed as a Michigan State assistant, is expected to be here this weekend, to watch Michigan State's coach enter the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday night. So is Draymond Green, Michigan State's most notable former player in the NBA. Steve Mariucci is expected to make an appearance as well, to witness the career accomplishment for the friend he's known since grade school. That's only a fraction of the scores of players, coaches and friends who have been part of Izzo's career.
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Men's Basketball sbnation.com —  If you weren't aware that Tom Izzo is being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Friday night, you are far from alone. A trio of the sport's most recognizable stars -- Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming and Allen Iverson -- headline the class, resigning Izzo's honor to live in sidebars across the internet. Not that any of that matters to Izzo, who has flawlessly traversed the fine line between celebrity and inconspicuousness for as long as anyone can remember.
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Men's Basketball cbssports.com —  If you're going to spend basically every minute of three days with somebody, it better be somebody who's cool, likable, easy to talk with and not too full of himself, and I knew Izzo to be all of those things. So I asked to tag along with Izzo. He agreed to let me.
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Men's Basketball yardbarker.com —  It doesn’t matter where you start; it’s where you finish. Not that the two were ever going to be different for Tom Izzo. No matter where he was going career-wise, there was little doubt that he was going too far from home.
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  As MSU men's basketball head coach Tom Izzo is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, The State News looks back at some of Izzo's biggest wins and most memorable moments.
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Men's Basketball sports.yahoo.com —  You learn fast with Coach Izzo: Lock into the game, the practice, the assignment – or face his wrath. Fast-forward to my freshmen year: opening game in Germany against the University of Connecticut on television. We won the tip, and I ran down the court to start executing our opening set. Only, I completely blanked and forgot the play. Everyone was looking at me and I was lost. I just retreated to the corner – and stood there.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Tom Izzo has won the biggest prize in college basketball as the head coach of the Michigan State Spartans. He has victories against all of the coaching legends of his time, and some of all time.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  calendar turned to 2016, Tom Izzo was in the midst of a roller coaster of highs and lows, both personal and professional.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Izzo is now one of six active Division I coaches who have been inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  NBA stars Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson and Yao Ming, as well as WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes and longtime Chicago Bulls executive Jerry Reinsdorf. Izzo has gotten to know Iverson and Ming a bit in the last few days, but he remembers O’Neal when he was tasked with scouting LSU during the 1990 NCAA Tournament as an assistant under Jud Heathcote.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  While Izzo will leave this weekend with an orange jacket and a Hall of Fame ring, he may end up with more than that in the long run thanks to his new relationship with O'Neal. O'Neal said Michigan State's coach has brought up his son, Shareef, as the two have gotten to know one another throughout the last five months.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  A few years ago, Tom Izzo started hearing broadcasters and writers refer to him as a future Hall of Famer. By that time, he had climbed the top of the sport, having won a Big Ten title, taken Michigan State to six Final Fours and won six Big Ten titles. He still had trouble, though, with that prefix attached to his name. "I could look you in the eye and tell you I still had no thought of actually making it," Izzo said on Thursday.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Michigan State’s season-opening basketball game against Arizona on Veteran’s Day no longer will be played at Pearl Harbor. ESPN announced Thursday that the fifth-annual Armed Forces Classic on Nov. 11 has been moved to the University of Hawaii’s Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. A reason for the venue change was not given.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  As part of its play in the Battle 4 Atlantis, Michigan State previously had one undetermined opponent for a Nov. 20 game remaining on its 2016-17 schedule. Now that final game is known. According to the newly released scheduled from Florida Gulf Coast, the Eagles are that opponent.
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Men's Basketball espn.com —  On Friday, Tom Izzo will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the defining moment of the Michigan State coach's career. No one necessarily sets out to get to the Hall of Fame. Instead one stepping stone leads to the next and the next, slowly building a career that winds its way to Springfield, Massachusetts. Izzo is no different. He was an ex-player who simply wanted to be a coach, and a coach who desperately wanted to win. All of that just so happened to add up to a Hall of Fame worthy career.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Tom Izzo left Steve Mariucci spellbound the first time their paths crossed. “I knew right away that this guy was different,” Mariucci says with a well-worn laugh of confirmation. “And, that he must really take pride in what he does.” Izzo and Mariucci were fifth-graders growing up in Iron Mountain at the time.
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