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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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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  The year is 1995, Tom Izzo becomes the 16th coach in Michigan State basketball history. He is now the longest tenured coach in the Big Ten and has the most wins as a Michigan State basketball coach. But, what is it that has allowed for Izzo to have so much success in East Lansing?
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Tom Izzo talks about the retirement of Bo Ryan, watching former Spartan Draymond Green win an NBA title, the outlook of the 2015-16 season and more.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  So Tom Izzo really can enjoy watching basketball games? Apparently he can, when they don't involve him coaching but do involve one of his former Michigan State stars, Draymond Green, helping the Golden State Warriors win the NBA title.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "He's one of the good guys that does it the right way, that's had success, that you know you can lean on in our league," Izzo said. When he heard the news on Monday, Izzo said he was saddened to see another longtime coach in the league retire.
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Misc. freep.com —  After back-to-back top-five finishes in football — the best stretch at the school since the championships of the 1950s and '60s — Spartan faithful often find themselves attempting to solve a dilemma that most schools dream of having: Which head coach — Tom Izzo or Mark Dantonio — is more dominant?
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Zach Ebling talk with legendary Michigan State basketball coach, Tom Izzo, about Branden Dawson and Travis Trice and the NBA Draft, as well as the impact that Magic Johnson and Draymond Green continue to have on the legacy of Spartan basketball.


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Men's Basketball freep.com —  He's excited about his two most recent NBA hopefuls -- Branden Dawson (L.A. Clippers) and Travis Trice (Miami Heat) -- and he has had a chance in recent weeks to get a look at the three freshmen who will join his Michigan State team for the 2015-16 season. But the guy who may be impressing Tom Izzo the most right now is senior guard Bryn Forbes. Izzo said today on "The Drive with Jack Ebling" on 92.1-FM in Lansing that Forbes may be the most improved player on the roster this summer.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  The News got a chance to catch up with Izzo during a quick break as the Spartans approach a summer that will include a 10-day trip to Italy in August and will welcome three new players — Deyonta Davis, Matt McQuaid and Kyle Ahrens.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The people have spoken: Tom Izzo is the greatest coach in (the state of) Michigan history. The longtime head man of Michigan State basketball beat his buddy Mark Dantonio in the final round of voting, accumulating more than three-quarters of the 2,000-plus votes cast.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  When the Cleveland Cavaliers courted Michigan State coach Tom Izzo in 2010, the Cavs were far from making it to the NBA Finals. But with the return of LeBron James, the Cavs are back vying for a title and Izzo is planning to be there to see it — as a spectator. Izzo won't be rooting for the Cavs, either — though they are owned by MSU alum Dan Gilbert — as former Spartan All-American Draymond Green plays for the Cavs' foe, the Golden State Warriors.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo is joining the chorus of voices applauding the new proposed rule changes slated to take effect next season. That's because he sees a common denominator to those changes. "I think if we're going to prepare our guys for the NBA, we might as well go to NBA rules," the Michigan State coach said this week.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  If you're looking for Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo in the next couple of weeks, start with a courtside search -- he has plans to attend at least one NBA Finals game at Golden State and one at Cleveland. Golden State features one of Izzo's favorite former players, Draymond Green. Cleveland is owned by MSU alumnus Dan Gilbert, who tried to hire Izzo in 2010. One of those two will be speaking indirectly to MSU recruiting targets as the Cavaliers and Warriors battle for the title.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  It starts at center for Tom Izzo, and he'll get a better idea of how things are progressing there late this week, when his Michigan State basketball players return for some off-season workouts. "I think we've got a chance to be maybe real good -- if (Gavin) Schilling and (Matt) Costello get better, I think our guard play is gonna be really good," Izzo said Monday of the centers who will be a junior and senior, respectively, next season. "And we'll see which one of the young guys can play."
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