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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  This past spring and early summer, college basketball's coaching carousel again spun off its axis, spraying coaches across the country into new jobs. Since the start of the 2015-16 season, 52 Division I head-coaching changes have reshaped the landscape, generating countless assistant coaching moves. At Michigan State, meanwhile, Tom Izzo's staff once again sits undisturbed.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Izzo said, despite everything that has happened to the power forward, he still remains in Green’s corner and will help in times of need. “One of the best kids I’ve ever coached,” Izzo said. “The guy would take a bullet for me tomorrow, and I would do the same for him.”
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  The summer observation period for college basketball coaches began Wednesday and will run for the next three weeks. Helping to kick off this busy time in the recruiting cycle was the Peach Jam in North Augusta, S.C., and Michigan State basketball head coach Tom Izzo was among those in attendance Wednesday.
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Men's Basketball todaysu.com —  Tom Izzo has had an abundance of talent for the past 22 years, starting from when he assumed control of the Spartans in 1995, all the way until today. It’s cyclical, the shelf-life of a college basketball player. Four, maybe five years. Sometimes one or two. And then they’re gone. But in the case of Michigan State’s past stars, they’re always remembered.
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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  Tom Izzo made an appearance Thursday, on the ESPNU College Basketball podcast hosted by Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg. He covered a whole range of topics on the current state of college basketball and some flaws with the NBA draft.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State has had only one injury through the first three months of its offseason, and Tom Izzo has been pleased with his team's progression through the summer. "It's been all good," Izzo said on Friday. "Can't say there's been any negatives. Everything's been positive now as far as our guys go."
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Men's Basketball chicagotribune.com —  Granted, Tom Izzo is biased when it comes to Denzel Valentine. But the decorated Michigan State coach sounded like one of the architects of the Bulls' efforts to retool or rebuild or whatever you want to call it when asked to name Valentine's biggest transferable skill from college to the NBA game. "He's so multidimensional," Izzo said in an interview. "He can play so many different positions and styles."
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Thursday night, Tom Izzo consoled Deyonta Davis on the floor of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Friday morning, Michigan State’s coach called his four-player freshman class into his office to caution them about believing mock drafts and online pundits.
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Men's Basketball todaysu.com —  Izzo should be excited about his 2016 NBA Draft/free agent class. This year’s four-man group of Denzel Valentine, Deyonta Davis, Bryn Forbes (UDFA) and Matt Costello (UDFA) happens to be his largest single-year offering to the NBA — and that’s saying something, considering that he’s had seven Final Four teams and a national champion during the past 22 years.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "I think the system's broke," Izzo said on Friday. "I think we've got to fix it and yet it's not a bad deal for the NBA. I think it's really hurting our college guys." The NBA's rules allow teams to "draft and stash" international players: retain their draft rights while the players continue to develop in overseas leagues. College players, meanwhile, are ineligible to return to college once they declare for the draft, meaning teams must bring them into the NBA or the D-League after drafting them.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Graham Couch talk with Tom Izzo, 21-year Michigan State head basketball coach, 2016 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and developer of players and people, on and off the court, on NBA Draft 2016 and his players



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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  A special NBA Draft review with Tom Izzo. Coach looks back at the draft and takes questions from the media.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Izzo said the record number of European players taken in the opening round caused Davis to drop, not anything about his game. Many of those foreigners were selected as “draft-and-stash” players, which means the NBA teams will retain their rights as they develop overseas. American college players don’t have that luxury. “I think the system’s broke. I think we gotta fix it,” Izzo said. “And yet, it’s not a bad deal for the NBA. I think it’s really hurting our college guys and making it look worse than it is. For that, I feel bad for the college guys. That’s why when you come out, you better be ready to play.”
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Men's Basketball thegame730am.com —  Tom Izzo said he thinks Davis’ tumble down the draft order had less to do with his abilities and more to do with his shyness. Izzo joined “Staudt On Sports” on Friday and explained
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  “Once in a while I do, not because they just won it, it’s because he’s a good guy and I was really excited when I talked with him,” said Izzo of Gilbert. “I felt I could work for Dan Gilbert and that he was going to win. I left there one night and told my wife, ‘I could work for that guy.’ He just had that energy about him.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Tom Izzo says 19 games and more than a half-season of practices should be enough to convince NBA teams that Denzel Valentine’s knees are sound. Valentine missed four games his senior season after arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. He returned for MSU’s win at Penn State on Jan. 10 and played the balance of the season – including 15 regular-season games, three Big Ten tournament games and one NCAA Tournament game.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo spent his Tuesday morning defending his highest-profile former player. The Michigan State coach made a pair of national radio appearances to talk primarily about Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and the NBA finals.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Tom Izzo dishes on chatting with Draymond Green after Green's ban was announced, Green's style of play, coaching a passionate player and his NBA success.
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Men's Basketball basketball.realgm.com —  The Cleveland Cavaliers had two early second round picks in the 2012 NBA Draft directly ahead of the Golden State Warriors at No. 35. Tom Izzo called Dan Gilbert at the end of the first round imploring the Cavaliers to select Draymond Green. "You gotta take my guy," said Izzo to Gilbert. "I still wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat that we didn't take him," Gilbert said. "I didn't listen to my gut."
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