The Michigan State Spartans and Head Coach Tom Izzo have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension worth $31 million. Michigan State President Samuel Stanley said the following in a statement released by the school: “We greatly appreciate Coach Izzo’s commitment to our outstanding university and his competitive drive to keep Spartan basketball as a national powerhouse.” Izzo has rejected the NBA on more than one occasion to stay with the program and has guided them to a lot of the best years in its history of playing basketball. This new contract is a rollover contract and will make him a “Spartan for life.”
Michigan State’s Tom Izzo has received a new five-year rollover contract with an annual salary of $5.92 million dollars, per release.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 11, 2022
Since becoming the Head Coach of the Michigan State Spartans in 1995, Tom Izzo has led the team to an overall record of 666-267 with a Big Ten record of 322-152. His list of accomplishments is almost too large to list. He is a two-time NABC Coach of the Year, a three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year, and has won ten Big Ten regular season titles, six Big Ten Tournament Championships, and the 2000 NCAA Championship. His success is only matched or outpaced by just a handful of names in college basketball.
Spartan for Life.
Coach Tom Izzo signs a new contract with Michigan State Basketball. pic.twitter.com/nQ8wfFX51d
— Michigan State Athletics (@MSU_Athletics) August 11, 2022
The legendary Head Coach is already a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and will go down as one of the best in the sport to coach basketball. Many legends in college basketball are retiring or nearing that moment. It seems that Tom Izzo wants to stick around for at least a few more seasons. The Big Ten has not won an NCAA Championship in basketball since the Izzo title in 2000. Izzo himself would love to return to that game and end that drought himself before he retires from coaching.