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TOM IZZO RUMORS & GOSSIP

MSU Basketball: Predicting Lourawls “Tum-Tum” Nairn’s 2014 impact

Point guard Lourawls “Tum-Tum” Nairn is the headliner of Tom Izzo’s second consecutive recruiting class that saw him whiff on several big name recruits. Although Nairn doesn’t have the same number of recruiting stars as Tyus Jones or Tyler Ulis (both class of 2014 point guards who spurned MSU) he does have some valuable intangibles. The most valuable asset that Tum-Tum brings...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Michigan State Assistant Coach Pokes Fun At Younger, Mustache Wearing Tom Izzo

Tom Izzo is one of the most respected coaches in college basketball. He’s been the head man at Michigan State since 1995, and since then, he’s won a national championship, appeared in six Final Fours, made eight Elite Eights, and won seven Big Ten championships.  Before Izzo was the head coach of the Spartans, he was an assistant under Jud Heathcote. During some of those years...
Via College Spun
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball: Bryn Forbes transferring to Spartans

Tom Izzo has lured yet another high scoring guard to East Lansing. Bryn Forbes (6-foot-3, 175 pounds) has decided to transfer from Cleveland State and join the Spartans. Forbes is from Lansing and decided to transfer back home to be closer to his family, including his sister who is reportedly dealing with health issues. Although he is a non-graduate transfer, he may not have to sit...
Via isportsweb.com
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU basketball: WVU transfer Eron Harris to become a Spartan

According to reports by ESPN, West Virginia transfer guard Eron Harris is headed to East Lansing to play for the Michigan State Spartans. Last year as a sophomore Harris averaged 17 points per game while shooting nearly 44 percent from three. Harris, who transferred away from West Virginia to be closer to his home in Indianapolis, Ind. will redshirt next season due to the NCAA...
Via isportsweb.com
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Izzo turned down offer Stan Van Gundy accepted

Tom Izzo reportedly turned down the same offer that Jeff Van Gundy accepted to become head coach and president of basketball operations, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Izzo has stated multiple times in past years that Michigan State is his home and this once again proved true.  According to the report, $35 million over five years was not enough to head an hour and change...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo called final timeout so UConn fans could savor moment

Tom izzo called timeout at the end of the Michigan State-UConn Elite 8 game so Huskies fans could enjoy the moment.
Via Gamedayr
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tom Izzo tears up while honoring retiring Big Ten referee

With two minutes left in Wednesday’s 78-48 win over North Florida, Tom Izzo grabbed the PA announcer’s microphone and gave a small tribute to retiring referee Ed Hightower.  Wednesday marked the last game Hightower will call at Michigan State. Hightower has been the cause of Spartans fans’ ire and countless Izzo red faces over his 32 years refereeing Big Ten basketball. ...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
TIME ON YOUR HANDS

Izzo wants reduced shot clock

Tom Izzo is among the proponents of a reduced shot clock in college basketball. The Michigan State coach lays out his argument.

Via Guyism
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss
TAKE THAT, DAD!

Izzo: Son picked Duke over Mich. St.

Michigan State Spartans head basketball coach Tom Izzo recently admitted that his son actually picked Duke over his old man's team in Friday's game.

Via Larry Brown Sports
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss
DIRTY BUSINESS

Tom Izzo: Recruiting involves cheating

Michigan State Spartans head basketball coach Tom Izzo estimates that as far as the extent of the role of cheating in recruiting is concerned, "it’s probably 20 percent."

Via Larry Brown Sports
August 02, 2012  |  5 Comments
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