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Tom Izzo has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments in his 13 years as head coach of the Michigan State men’s
basketball program, including an NCAA National Championship (in 2000), four regular-season Big Ten Championships,
two Big Ten Tournament titles, four Final Four appearances, four National Coach of the Year awards and a Big Ten-best
11 straight NCAA appearances. His career record is 305-130 and his win total is the seventh highest in the history of college basketball for a coach after 13 years. Izzo and Ohio State’s Fred Taylor are the only two coaches in NCAA history to reach four Final Fours in their first ten years of coaching, and Tom is the sixth coach to appear in four Final Fours in a seven-year span. He is already one of the most successful coaches in Big Ten history. His .678 winning percentage in Big Ten games ranks third all-time among league coaches with at least 10 years of service, behind legends Bob Knight and Ward Lambert. Tom has had 11 players drafted by the NBA, including six in the first round. His players excel in the classroom as well, as 83 percent of his players who completed their eligibility also left with a degree.

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