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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 3-point shot: Izzo takes on draft issues

    Andy Katz

    1. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Thursday on our ESPNU College Basketball podcast that underclassmen should be able to work out for NBA teams before making a decision on whether to remain in the draft. That was the rule before the change by the...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  4. In a loaded Big Ten, Michigan State Spartans shouldn't be forgott...

    Andy Katz

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Tom Izzo didn't let up one bit in practice -- encouraging, yelling, constructively criticizing and pushing his players to be fundamentally sound and efficient on every possession. He can't let up. Not with this team. Not with ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  5. College-to-NBA coaching pipeline dries up -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    The Cleveland Cavaliers made a highly publicized play for Michigan State coach Tom Izzo in June 2010, but Izzo turned down a lucrative financial offer to stay with the Spartans. A year later, Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn asked a...

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2011
  6. With lower expectations, Michigan State Spartans hope to bounce b...

    Andy Katz

    The Detroit Pistons are looking for a head coach. The Michigan State Spartans will not be. "No NBA," MSU's Tom Izzo said. Makes for a little more relaxing early June doesn't it, Spartans fans? At this time last year, Izzo went through an exhaust...

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2011
  7. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Michigan State coach Tom Izzo reflects on...

    Andy Katz

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Michigan State's Tom Izzo had to make his decision about coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers long before LeBron James made his overhyped "Decision" about whether to return to the franchise. And that's why talking to James -- which he n...

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2010
  8. Andy Katz: Tom Izzo cements his legacy at Michigan State

    Andy Katz

    Perhaps Tom Izzo's legacy was already sealed at Michigan State. But with his pronouncement that he's staying at MSU "for life," Izzo has a chance to go where few coaches have ever gone.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2010
  9. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo we...

    Andy Katz

    Former Michigan State coach Jud Heathcote was blunt about the choice his mentee Tom Izzo faces concerning the open Cleveland Cavaliers job. "If LeBron stays, it's a good job. If LeBron leaves, it's not a good job," Heathcote said from his home in ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2010
  10. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Michigan State coach Tom Izzo isn't going...

    Andy Katz

    Tom Izzo isn't going to the NBA now. He has another championship to win. Even though he heavily considered the idea when the Atlanta Hawks reached out in 2000, the Michigan State coach said he's not entertaining the thought these days. This i...

    Blog | Conversation | June 01, 2010
  11. At home in East Lansing

    Andy Katz

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo sorts out the fact from fiction regarding his possible move to the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2005