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EAST LANSING, August 11, 2022 ~ Michigan State Basketball Coach Tom Izzo has signed a five-year rollover contract that would raise his total compensation to nearly $6.2 million per year.
“Michigan State has been a home to me and my family for 40 years and I’m ecstatic to sign this contract,” Coach Izzo said in a statement. “It means a great deal to me that the Board of Trustees, President Stanley, Alan Haller and the University continue to have the confidence in our program as we strive to be not only the best men’s basketball team in the country, but to play a role in helping every program in the department achieve success.”
August 12, 2022 ~ Sean Baligian talks with Tom Jordan about Tom Izzo signing an extension with Michigan State, plus the Detroit Lions first pre-season game tonight.
(CONTINUED) The 2022-23 season will mark Izzo’s 28th year as head coach the Spartan’s head coach. A 2016 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, he’s already established himself. His career record of 666-267 consists of more overall wins at a Big Ten school than any coach in conference history. The 666 victories are the fifth most by a coach through his first 27 seasons in college basketball history.
Izzo’s list of accomplishments includes the 2000 NCAA National Championship, 10 regular-season Big Ten Championships, six Big Ten Tournament titles, eight Final Four appearances and eight National Coach of the Year awards. He has guided Michigan State to a Big Ten-record 24 straight NCAA Tournament appearances, while also equaling the record for most NCAA Tournament appearances by a Division I men’s coach. Izzo’s eight Final Four appearances rank fifth in college basketball history and first among active coaches, with no other active coach totaling more than five appearances.
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