IZZO WOULD TURN DOWN PISTONS JOB EVEN IF IT IS OFFERED
Michigan State fans can rest now. Tom Izzo will be your coach for at least another season.
Flip Saunders is the leading candidate to replace Larry Brown as Pistons coach. Izzo is also good friends with Saunders and knows how much the job means to him. He would not step in the way of a good friend.
Besides, Izzo's heart is with the Spartans. I've been told that even if the Pistons job is offered to him he would turn it down. He would do the smart thing and listen. There might be some uneasy moments for the Spartans, but bottom line is he is staying in East Lansing.
He has too much at stake with the Spartans next season. They are national title contenders and Izzo wants to see how far he can push what might be his best team since Mateen Cleaves and Morris Peterson were in the house.