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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  In comparison with the great majority of programs whose success fluctuates according to players coming and going, Michigan State preserves an unchanging philosophy that produces long-standing success.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Tom Izzo and his staff could be looking at another big recruiting haul next year if guys like Malik Williams and Brian Bowen become Spartans. The Michigan State Spartans just wrapped up a massive haul for their 2016 recruiting class, and Tom Izzo is poised for another in 2017.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Tom Izzo is once again on the list of coaching options for NBA team. This time, it is the Los Angeles Lakers after the franchise fired coach Byron Scott on Monday. According to an ESPN report, Izzo is one of the coaches the Lakers will look at to replace Scott.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Magic Johnson would have loved to be the one to introduce Tom Izzo at his Hall of Fame induction, but he couldn't call off a trip he's been planning with his wife.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The hours and energy Tom Izzo spent recruiting Deyonta Davis weren’t as long and fruitless as in other cases. Davis was a fairly local kid who committed to Michigan State fairly early. So the cost-benefit analysis of his recruitment leans on the worth-it side of the scale. He was a good player for MSU, a difference-maker at times, a nice kid and his NBA draft selection will be something Izzo can sell to future recruits.
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Men's Basketball thegame730am.com —  Michigan State basketball just lost Deyonta Davis early to the NBA, missed out on prized recruit Josh Jackson and will be replacing seven players from the 2015-2016 squad. ut Tom Izzo said his fans shouldn’t be worried. "I’ve been amazed how many Spartan fans are panicking over that,” Izzo said Wednesday on Staudt On Sports. “There’s a lot of good players that we have here.. that, along with an incredible class coming in–don’t feel sorry and don’t jump off the bridge.”



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Men's Basketball freep.com —  It has been a while, that much we know. Michigan State freshman big man Deyonta Davis is headed to the NBA, giving coach Tom Izzo his first one-and-done player in 15 years. Since Zach Randolph. That Davis’ decision to head for the pros comes less than 24 hours after star recruit Josh Jackson chose Kansas over MSU feels like a gut-punch to Spartan fans. It shouldn’t.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  This afternoon's Drive with Jack Ebling show spent 27 minutes with MSU head basketball coach, Tom Izzo. It was one of the best conversations we have ever had with a person who is full of them.



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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  In the span of about 15 hours on Monday night and Tuesday morning, Michigan State learned that it didn't land landing top recruit Josh Jackson and announced that freshman forward Deyonta Davis is leaving for the NBA. But Tom Izzo wants to get one message across to Michigan State fans: the sky isn't falling.
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Misc. spartansportsnetwork.com —  Tom Izzo along with Joe Rexrode join Scott Westerman and Mark Hollis
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Josh Jackson’s decision to go somewhere other than Michigan State might have been devastating not so long ago. Now it’s a pin prick — disappointing to MSU because Jackson is a ridiculous talent and Spartans were again bridesmaids in the hunt for the nation’s top basketball prospect and Jackson is a home-state kid, even if he’s enrolled in a California prep school.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  As my 2-year-old son and I pulled into the parking lot of an Okemos grocery store for some midday shopping, a text from Tom Izzo popped into my phone. It conveyed a simple message. “(Expletive) you.”
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  We decided to pose four questions about Jackson’s final three schools – Michigan State, Kansas and Arizona – that are so random and off the beaten path it’s a safe assumption that he has never heard them before. “Uh oh,” Jackson said with a laugh. “OK, let’s do it.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The man who plucked Tom Izzo out of the Upper Peninsula and helped put him on the path toward the Hall of Fame is as astounded as anyone about where the path has led. "I think that's just mind-boggling in terms of where you start and where you end up," former Michigan State coach Jud Heathcote said this week from his home in Spokane, Washington.
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Men's Basketball michiganradio.org —  After Tom Izzo graduated from Northern Michigan in 1977, he became the head coach of the Ishpeming High School Hematites, named for one of the minerals they mine in the Upper Peninsula. Once the Hematites were driving to play an arch rival, when suddenly the players started yelling, “Coach! You gotta stop the bus! It’s Suds!” Izzo replied, “What’s a ‘suds’?!”
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Men's Basketball ftw.usatoday.com —  Tom Izzo and Denzel Valentine are dancing their NCAA tournament woes away. The Michigan State star and coach, along with South Carolina star A’ja Wilson, received a lesson from Dancing With The Stars dancers Artem Chigvintsev and Edyta Sliwinska for a feature set to air on Friday at 8 pm ET as part of the College Basketball Awards on ESPN2.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "He's one of my favorite coaches," Kerr told reporters. "I love the way his teams play, I love his approach. It's all about players, and yet he gets them to play really hard for him. He's fantastic, we texted today, he's going to swing by the coaches office to say hello. I'm a big fan." Kerr said when he took the Warriors job, one of the first calls he made was to Izzo, to speak about Warriors forward Draymond Green, who is now finishing up his fourth NBA season.
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Men's Basketball sfgate.com —  Tom Izzo held a news conference Tuesday to talk about his selection into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, but the Michigan State head coach happily spent most of his time chatting about Draymond Green. “He’d fight Godzilla,” Izzo said. “It doesn’t matter who it is, where it is or what it is.”
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Were you ever really close to going to the NBA? Yes, Izzo said, and he had more opportunities than just the well-publicized flirtations with Atlanta in 2000 and Cleveland in 2010. Could you have made it in the NBA? Izzo said he believes so — in the right situation, with the right organization. Would you be a Hall of Famer right now had you taken that Hawks job after winning the 2000 national championship with the Spartans?
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Men's Basketball coachingsearch.com —  “Win or lose, he gets it,” Izzo said on The Drive with Jack Ebling. “He understands it and has been through it. It’s nothing new for him. Levels don’t really matter. I don’t care if you’re high school, college or pro. It’s always the same thing: How can you get the most out of a player? I said it when I recruited (Denzel), I’ll never change this no matter who I recruit: If you don’t have a triangle between the parents, coaching staff and the kid, I don’t know if you have a chance. Too many people get in the way.
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