Michigan State’s Tom Izzo Addresses Interest From Detroit Pistons

by March 25, 2014


by Bill DiFilippo

In an appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter today, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo addressed a report that stated the Detroit Pistons will look at him to be the team’s next coach.

Izzo, when asked about leaving, simply said that the program “Ain’t broke, so why fix it?”


“There’s been so many rumors over the years,” the Michigan State coach said on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Tuesday. “I look at people I used to recruit against years ago [that] said that I’d be gone, but I’m still here and some of those schools have had three different coaches.

“I’ve always said I’d never say never to anything because you never know what it brings. But I got so much more work to do here. I have a great president, a great AD and a football coach that I really get along [with]. So this is a pretty good place for me right now. We’re in a pretty good spot. Program’s in pretty good shape.”

This wouldn’t be the first time an NBA squad expressed interest in Izzo, who has won 467 since become the Spartans’ head coach in 1995. One of the more notable instances came in 2010, when Izzo famously was a top candidate for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ head coaching vacancy.