10 Facts About Tom Izzo

1. On October 13, 2016, Tom Izzo won the Dean Smith Award which is awarded to "an individual in college basketball who embodies the spirit and values of the late North Carolina coaching great.

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2. In 2005 and 2006, Tom Izzo participated in Operation Hardwood, in which college coaches went to Kuwait military camps to coach basketball teams of American service members.

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3. On October 13, 2016, Tom Izzo won the Dean Smith Award which is awarded to "an individual in college basketball who embodies the spirit and values of the late North Carolina coaching great.

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4. In 2013, Tom Izzo was voted as the fifth angriest coach in college basketball by USA Today Sports, an honor that he cherishes.

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5. In the above video, Spartans head coach Tom Izzo reflects on the positives and negatives from the ULM game, including MSU's 3-point shooting, passing (13 assists) and defense (ULM's 59.

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6. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was upset after his team's latest basketball game because there were so many stoppages of plays for officials to look at the monitors.

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7. Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo joked that he's moved on from Twitter and has a new enemy: the way college basketball officials enforce new rules, particularly ones designed to supposedly.

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8. On October 13, 2016, Tom Izzo won the Dean Smith Award which is awarded to "an individual in college basketball who embodies the spirit and values of the late North Carolina coaching great.

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9. On November 26, 2015, Tom Izzo won his 500th career game, all with Michigan State, with a win over Boston College in the Wooden Legacy.

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10. Michigan State and Tom Izzo got a little bit of a late start in their recruitment of top 50 senior Malik Hall.

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