Ever since Tom Izzo was hired by Michigan State basketball back in 1995, the Spartans have done nothing but enjoy success. Eight Final Four appearances and a National Championship later, it’s safe to say that the Spartans made the right choice hiring Izzo. They made a wise choice concerning the Big Ten’s winningest head coach once again on Thursday. Michigan State basketball signed Izzo to a five-year, $31 million contract extension.
“Spartan For Life.” The veteran head coach will earn about $6.2 million per year, about a $2 million raise. Tom Izzo released a statement through the university’s Twitter account, reacting to the contract extension.
Izzo notably said that he’s “as energized to coach now as he was when he started aa the head coach back in 1995.”