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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The odds on Tom Izzo getting the Minnesota Timberwolves' coaching job are 4-1, according to bovada.lv. President of basketball operations Flip Saunders is a 3-2 favorite to hire himself, and Izzo is next, along with Florida's Billy Donovan and Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg.
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Wrestling mlive.com —  In February, the Michigan State duo of Mark Dantonio and Tom Izzo was named the top coaching tandem in the nation by Athlon Sports. That level of success has also caught the attention of departments inside the university who'd like to pick their brains and take advantage of the management skills necessary to coach at the Division I level.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  So Yahoo and ESPN are both saying Tom Izzo could be a candidate for the Timberwolves job being vacated by a retiring Rick Adelman. This is more worrisome than the Pistons rumors from a few weeks back given that (1) Minnesota President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders and Izzo are chums and (2) Minnesota was a .500 team this year with a superstar-ish player (Kevin Love) on board, rather than a bottom feeder that would have to be built all the way up from zero.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Rick Adelman is still the coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, though his days might be numbered. And if he goes, expect to hear speculation about Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "You know,'' Izzo said, "I think we're going to be pretty good even if Gary leaves, which I told him, I think he probably should.'' In Izzo-speak, "pretty good" carries plenty of weight. "Pretty good" means Izzo expects his team to be back in the Sweet 16 despite his team having just lost three of its top four scorers.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Gary Harris announced Monday that he will leave Michigan State after two years and declare himself eligible for the 2014 draft. By doing so, he becomes just the fifth player coached by Izzo to declare early for the draft (Erazam Lorbek left Michigan State after one season to play professionally in 2003 but did not declare for the NBA draft until 2005.)
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Football mlive.com —  “I just think we can identify with each other because we go through struggles together,” Dantonio said. “We go through certain struggles as a coach at this level. It’s a people business, so there’s always people that you deal with, whether it’s players, whether it’s supporters, whatever it is. I just think the relationship was strong when I came here, and it’s just been strengthened."
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Men's Basketball thegame730am.com —  An emotional Tom Izzo joined Fred Heumann on Mad Dog in the Morning Wednesday, after news broke that Lacey Holsworth had died. The 8-year-old St. Johns girl became part of the MSU basketball family this season as she battled cancer. Holsworth developed an especially close bond with Adreian Payne, which Izzo said was one of life’s “difference-making events.”
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Men's Basketball thegame730am.com —  Izzo joined Fred Heumann on Mad Dog in the Morning, and he said watching UConn win it all last night was difficult. “This was one of those years when we thought we had a real chance to get there,” Izzo said. “We had a 9-point lead in the second half of that UConn game in their home base, their home away form home at Madison Square Garden…and we couldn’t quite hold on to win it."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  To help explain why he considered this his best chance to win a national championship in more than a decade, coach Tom Izzo told the media that Oct. 22 afternoon in Breslin Center of all the things in his Michigan State program that were at their best in years. The best locker-room chemistry. The best team-wide academic performance. The best off-season workouts. “And,” Izzo said that day, “we definitely had our best injury-free summer.”
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State's basketball uniforms have been folded and stored away until next season, which means coach Tom Izzo and the Spartans have officially entered the retooling phase of the process similarly regarded programs also are going through.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo has always been a film guy. He -- and the arsenal of video hounds and archivers he's put together at Michigan State -- have one of the most advanced systems in college basketball. But there's one tape he never puts in, and that's the film of a tournament loss. In 19 years as head coach of the Spartans, only once has Izzo gone back to scrutinize, analyze and relive a season's final moment. Until this past Sunday.
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Men's Basketball cdn.stationcaster.com —  Tom joins Huge to recap the MSU hoops season.



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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  It took four years for Keith Appling to realize he doesn’t get a second chance. Now that the MSU men’s basketball season — and his career — is over, it’s too late.
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