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  1. 2014-15 College Basketball Preview - Michigan State Spartans

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle previews the 2014-15 season for the Michigan State Spartans. Tom Izzo's team, which lost a bulk of last season's key contributors, could struggle to finish at the top of the Big Ten.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  2. Second Chance

    • Nets coach Lionel Hollins comments on the circumstances that led to his hire by Brooklyn, the team's biggest challenge for the upcoming season and the futures of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Hollins • Michigan State coach Tom Izzo ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  3. ADs fighting to keep good coaches

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: During the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball, as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 13: VCU's Shaka Smart. On Thursday, we release No. 12. It begins again each year. Ed Mc...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  4. College coaches Bill Self, John Calipari haven't been contacted f...

    Andy Katz

    Kentucky's John Calipari and Kansas' Bill Self told ESPN on Monday that it'd be extremely difficult for either to leave their current high-profile college jobs for an NBA opening and both added that they haven't been contacted during this latest frenzy.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2014
  5. Vinny Del Negro emerges as candidate for Minnesota Timberwolves c...

    Marc Stein

    Former Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro has emerged as a serious candidate for the Minnesota Timberwolves' vacancy, according to NBA coaching sources.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  6. Izzo firm in not joining NBA?

    Tom Carpenter

    Every year, NBA coaching positions open up. And every year, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo's name pops up as a candidate. This time around, there was something serious in the works, though Izzo passed on his latest chance to join the NBA coaching...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  7. Q&A: Gen. Dempsey on basketball, service

    Eamonn Brennan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Wednesday, ESPN's Jay Bilas moderated a USA Basketball panel in the Pentagon auditorium. The panel, which featured Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, Texas Tech coach Tubby ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  8. Wolves still targeting Izzo, Hoiberg?

    Joe Kaiser

    UPDATE: Even after Michigan State coach Tom Izzo stated his intentions to once again pass on the NBA and remain at MSU next season, the Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly still hopeful that he'll change his mind. Chris Mannix of SI.com tweets o...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  9. Tom Izzo says he'll coach Michigan State Spartans next season

    Andy Katz

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said he'll remain with the Spartans next season despite rumors that he is a candidate for NBA openings in Minnesota and Detroit.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  10. Playing in the Big Leagues

    • Louisville coach Rick Pitino weighs in on the Pacers' slump, how coaching in college and in the NBA differ, the coaching styles of Tom Izzo and Billy Donovan and more. Pitino • Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Sau...

    Blog | Conversation | April 23, 2014
  11. Should college coaches turn down NBA?

    Myron Medcalf

    In the coming days, college standouts will announce that they're either going to the NBA or returning to school for another year. This is a critical time for college players. Their futures could be altered -- for better or worse -- based on their dec...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  12. Potential Adelman replacements

    Joe Kaiser

    Rick Adelman's decision to retire on Monday opens the door for a new coach to take over in Minnesota next season, and the early whispers indicate that Wolves president Flip Saunders could eye the college ranks for Adelman's replacement. ESPN.com's...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  13. Tom Izzo might advise Michigan State's Gary Harris to enter draft...

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo might advise Gary Harris to enter the NBA draft.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  14. Senior Send-Off

    • Michigan State coach Tom Izzo dishes on whether he wants to coach in the NBA, what he said to his seniors after losing to Connecticut, the Spartans' struggles in the paint and more. Izzo • Louisville coach Rick Pitino comments on his...

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  15. Scary summer of change awaits Spartans

    Jeff Goodman

    This was the year for Tom Izzo and Michigan State. Izzo knew it. Just about everyone in East Lansing was cognizant. This was a veteran team with talent, built to cut down the nets in Dallas. When Adreian Payne decided to return to school, the Sp...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  16. Tom Izzo laughs off Pistons rumors

    Nick Borges

    The Detroit Pistons will likely have a revamped basketball operations group as owner Tom Gores is expected to not offer Joe Dumars a new contract. While that is not set in stone, the team will have a new head coach. Michigan State's Tom Izzo has been...

    Blog | March 27, 2014