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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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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack talks with Tom Izzo, 21-year MSU head basketball coach, Muhammad Ali admirer and 2016 inductee in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
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Men's Basketball usatoday.com —  Tom Izzo gushes about the time that he invited Muhammad Ali to a Michigan State basketball game and was stunned by the manner in which the legendary boxer and humanitarian fired up his team.
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Men's Basketball gabeisaacson.sportsblog.com —  Michigan State's Deyonta Davis declared for the NBA Draft after just one season under coach Tom Izzo. Davis is Izzo's first "one-and-done" player since Zach Randolph in 2001. In an era dominated by freshmen phenoms - both on the college court and in the NBA Draft - Tom Izzo's success without reliance on any of these elite freshman cannot go unacknowledged.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Early on in Tom Izzo's coaching career, Reebok was the official outfitter of Michigan State University's athletics. Players constantly nagged him about wearing Nike until MSU finally switched to The Swoosh, fresh off winning a NCAA national basketball title starting in 2001. "I remember early on when we were with a different company and all my kids talked about was wearing Nike and now I say, 'Are you satisfied now?'" Izzo said. "Nike has been great to us."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo started last week in Oakland watching Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA playoffs. He finished it Saturday watching Morris Peterson and Mateen Cleaves play together again for a good cause. Michigan State’s coach found the connection between his past players, separated by a generation.
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