Michigan State extends contract of head coach Tom Izzo

Updated: June 17, 2015
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Michigan State University has extended the contract of head coach Tom Izzo through the 2020-21 season, according to Kyle Fedscher of MLive.com.

The details of the extension have yet to be released; he made over $4 million last season.

Izzo has spent the past 20 years coaching Michigan State, and has led the team to 18 NCAA tournament appearances, one NCAA championship, seven Final Fours, nine Elite Eight’s and 13 Sweet Sixteens.

He led the Spartans to the Final Four this past season as a 7 seed, and is the only coach to make a trip to the Final Four in three different seasons while being under a 5 seed.

He also set the record for the most tournament wins as a lower seed, with 12.

Izzo is an elite college basketball coach whose name should be mentioned in the same breath as Kentucky‘s John Calipari and Duke‘s Mike Krzyzewski.

Josiah Turner

Josiah is the founder and editor-in-chief at Sideline Sports Report. He has written for ESPN.com and is currently a digital editor at the SEC Network. He has covered the Washington Redskins for FanSided, and he has also covered high school basketball for Rivals.com and the Mechanicsville Local newspaper. Josiah is from Chesapeake, Va., and a college graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University.

One Comment

  1. Terrika Foster

    June 17, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    I hope he continues to coach that long. Izzo is the face of Spartan basketball. I expect him to retire with the green and white.

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