MSU signs Izzo to new 5 year deal
By: Mike Stiles -
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Tom Izzo (photo courtesy of Michigan State University)
(EAST LANSING) – Michigan State University has signed men's college basketball coach Tom Izzo to a new five-year deal valued at $6.2 million per season, giving him about $2 million more each year. The school announced the deal Thursday, saying the rollover contract will need to be approved by its board next month. Izzo, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016, won a national championship in 2000 and leads all active coaches with eight Final Four appearances. He led Michigan State to a 24th straight NCAA tournament last season. He has won the Big Ten title 10 times in the regular season and six conference tournament championships. The 67 year old Izzo has led the Spartans since the 1995-96 season, when he was promoted from assistant to head coach, replacing the retiring Jud Heathcote. After a slow start, the hard-driving coach turned the program into a national powerhouse by focusing on rebounding, defending and facing top-flight competition each season before Big Ten play. In a statement, Izzo said Michigan State has been a home to him and his family for 40 years and he’s ecstatic to sign this contract.