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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State may have left Trieste, Italy without a win in three weekend games against European senior national teams. But Spartans coach Tom Izzo thinks the Spartans had perhaps the best player in a pool that included NBA veterans and international stars.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Michigan State basketball coach, Tom Izzo, joins Jack and Rico Beard live from Italy during their last day of the Spartans' invasion of Rome.



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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State went 0-3 over the weekend, with two losses by 19 or more points and one on a missed buzzer beater. And Tom Izzo could hardly have been happier about it. "This trip was as good as anything I've done in my 20 years," Izzo said Sunday afternoon.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State has better shooters, a deeper bench and more athleticism than last season's Final Four basketball team, but coach Tom Izzo is not content with the Spartans' interior play. Izzo made those things clear in his interview with an Italian reporter for the "Firenzebasketblog" following Tuesday night's 98-54 win in Florence, Italy, over club team Basket-Florentina.



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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Preaching defense, rebounding and toughness has always been a Tom Izzo staple. And as part of CBSSports.com's annual "Candid Coaches" series, the Michigan State coach was recognized for his defensive coaching abilities. Izzo checked in at No. 3 in a polling of college basketball coaches asked "Who is the best defensive coach in all of college basketball?"
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Men's Basketball collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com —  Speaking to reporters yesterday, Izzo said that he has spent a good amount of time during his team’s pre-Italy trip practices implementing a 2-2-1 zone press, which is something that is unheard of for Izzo’s teams. Izzo is a half-court, man-to-man coach, so listening to him talk about zone presses is akin to The Walking Dead becoming reality television. But don’t be surprised if this — zone presses — become a common theme this season.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Rico Beard talk with MSU head hoops coach, Tom Izzo, on the eve of his team's trip to Italy.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo started right away with his Eron Harris/Alvin Ellis decision and thoughts Wednesday, then made sure both answered to the media for their offseason, alcohol-related trouble. Which is more surprising -- that Izzo handles off-the-court trouble this openly, or that so few other coaches do? It seems like a no-brainer to me from a public relations perspective, but you sure don't see it very often anymore.
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Men's Basketball thecoverfour.com —  Michigan has been home-base, a trend that I bet would show up even further if we went all the way back to 1995. With two MI players still at the top of the board in 2016, as it stands now, Izzo has brought in 23 kids from Michigan and 26 kids from all other states combined over the last 15 years.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo started his pre-practice meeting with reporters today at Breslin Center by addressing the "knuckleheads" he said left him "very disappointed" with their legal trouble this summer.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  “It’s not my job to judge one of my athletes,” Izzo told USA TODAY Sports in a long piece on "Coaches and coming out."
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Men's Basketball wilx.com —  Michigan State's men's basketball team has begun two a day practices in preparation for its four game exhibition trip to Italy. The Spartans depart August 21st and return September 1st. The games are all exhibitions. MSU coach Tom Izzo has not announced the roster that will make the trip.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo has put as much into Denzel Valentine's career as possible, with Valentine asking to be pushed harder at each turn. As much as Izzo has done for Valentine, the Spartans' head coach says this week's U.S. Pan American men's baskebtall games are exactly what his rising senior combo guard needs to take his game up a notch.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo likes what he's seeing from his players at the halfway point of summer workouts, as his Spartans pushed one another through Wednesday's 7 a.m. practice.
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Men's Basketball shanahan.report —  Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo taped a "Don't ever give up" video for the V Foundation and ESPYs that has been playing on ESPN.com.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Longevity, success, and a tendency to speak his mind has landed Michigan State coach Tom Izzo among the most influential coaches in college sports. Izzo was recently voted the No. 5 most influential college coach in a poll by CBS Sports, and the No. 3 most influential college basketball coach. The voting panel consisted of school administrators, conference administrators, and other knowledgeable people in college sports.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Many of college basketball's best head coaches crammed themselves like sardines into the limited space around Court 2 at the Riverview Park Activities Center at 10:30 Friday morning to watch a Peach Jam showdown between the top center in the Class of 2016, Marques Bolden, and one of the top small forwards, Miles Bridges.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "I think we're going to be more talented this year coming up, and I think our chemistry is really going to be good because (Denzel) Valentine is so instrumental in that, but I don't know if we'll win more games," Izzo said last week on ESPNU's college basketball podcast. "We had a heck of a run. But I think we will be more talented this year as far as actual talent"
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