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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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Men's Basketball newsok.com —  Tom Izzo is a wanted man. Between sharing an embrace courtside at Oracle Arena with former Spartan Branden Dawson and talking with Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis, Izzo is approached by numerous media members and celebrities at Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. While Izzo, 61, eventually put on a yellow Warriors T-shirt to support former Spartans star Draymond Green, he wasn't above texting Thunder coach Billy Donovan before the game. Izzo also took time to speak to The Oklahoman:
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Deyonta Davis declared last week that he always planned to leave Michigan State for the NBA after one season, surprising Spartans basketball coach Tom Izzo. "That's not true," Izzo said. "I don't think that's the way he meant it. I sit down with my guys: 'What's your goals for the year?' Every kid. My manager's goal is to be one-and-done. My wife's goal is to be one-and-done. Everybody's goal is to be one-and-done. If so, why didn't he decide at the end of the year? That's where these kids, you've got to give them a break. He also said we didn't let him shoot threes. Well, there is a reason. I don't think it was meant in that context at all, because it was a very amicable deal.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "I sit down with guys and say 'what are your goals for the year?' Well, every kid ... my manager's goal is to be one-and-done. My wife's goal is to be one-and-one. Everybody's goal is to be one-and-done. If (that were true), why didn't he just decide at the end of the year? ... That's where these kids, you've got to give them a break. They also said I didn't let him shoot 3's. Well, there's a reason (for that)," Izzo explained. "We sat down, we had a meeting. 'Would you like to be a one-and-done, is that one of your goals? Well, yeah.'
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  In what is arguably the best recruiting class in the history of Tom Izzo’s tenure at Michigan State, there is a lot to be excited about this fall. The Spartans have two McDonald’s All-Americans, the No. 6 power forward in the nation, and Michigan's Mr. Basketball joining the program. And there is potentially more good news to come for MSU.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State has two potential lottery picks that will garner the majority of the attention leading up to the NBA draft, in Deyonta Davis and Denzel Valentine. But Tom Izzo said he's gotten plenty of calls on the the Spartans' two other NBA hopefuls, Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes, as well. "Where normally we're begging for teams to bring guys in, these two guys played well enough at Portsmouth that there definitely is more than a little interest," Izzo said this week.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Nearly two months after they played their final game, Denzel Valentine, Bryn Forbes, Matt Costello and Colby Wollenman will all be leaving Michigan State for good soon. The school's commencement will be held this weekend, after which the four will go their separate ways -- Valentine, Forbes and Costello will chase professional basketball careers while Wollenman will prepare for medical school.
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  In comparison with the great majority of programs whose success fluctuates according to players coming and going, Michigan State preserves an unchanging philosophy that produces long-standing success.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Tom Izzo and his staff could be looking at another big recruiting haul next year if guys like Malik Williams and Brian Bowen become Spartans. The Michigan State Spartans just wrapped up a massive haul for their 2016 recruiting class, and Tom Izzo is poised for another in 2017.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Tom Izzo is once again on the list of coaching options for NBA team. This time, it is the Los Angeles Lakers after the franchise fired coach Byron Scott on Monday. According to an ESPN report, Izzo is one of the coaches the Lakers will look at to replace Scott.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Magic Johnson would have loved to be the one to introduce Tom Izzo at his Hall of Fame induction, but he couldn't call off a trip he's been planning with his wife.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The hours and energy Tom Izzo spent recruiting Deyonta Davis weren’t as long and fruitless as in other cases. Davis was a fairly local kid who committed to Michigan State fairly early. So the cost-benefit analysis of his recruitment leans on the worth-it side of the scale. He was a good player for MSU, a difference-maker at times, a nice kid and his NBA draft selection will be something Izzo can sell to future recruits.
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Men's Basketball thegame730am.com —  Michigan State basketball just lost Deyonta Davis early to the NBA, missed out on prized recruit Josh Jackson and will be replacing seven players from the 2015-2016 squad. ut Tom Izzo said his fans shouldn’t be worried. "I’ve been amazed how many Spartan fans are panicking over that,” Izzo said Wednesday on Staudt On Sports. “There’s a lot of good players that we have here.. that, along with an incredible class coming in–don’t feel sorry and don’t jump off the bridge.”



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Men's Basketball freep.com —  It has been a while, that much we know. Michigan State freshman big man Deyonta Davis is headed to the NBA, giving coach Tom Izzo his first one-and-done player in 15 years. Since Zach Randolph. That Davis’ decision to head for the pros comes less than 24 hours after star recruit Josh Jackson chose Kansas over MSU feels like a gut-punch to Spartan fans. It shouldn’t.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  This afternoon's Drive with Jack Ebling show spent 27 minutes with MSU head basketball coach, Tom Izzo. It was one of the best conversations we have ever had with a person who is full of them.



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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  In the span of about 15 hours on Monday night and Tuesday morning, Michigan State learned that it didn't land landing top recruit Josh Jackson and announced that freshman forward Deyonta Davis is leaving for the NBA. But Tom Izzo wants to get one message across to Michigan State fans: the sky isn't falling.
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Misc. spartansportsnetwork.com —  Tom Izzo along with Joe Rexrode join Scott Westerman and Mark Hollis
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