Michigan State basketball is rolling, and the Detroit Pistons are in need of a coach. Naturally, people have started throwing Tom Izzo's name out there, especially after one reporter said the Pistons will target the MSU head coach this summer, without actually saying what makes him think this. The good news is, this will give folks something to talk about while the Spartans focus on beating Virginia on Friday and advancing in the NCAA Tournament. And if a National Championship means Izzo tries his hand at the NBA, so be it, right?
It's not the same promise he gave for yours ago, but that doesn't sound like a guy itching to coach a terrible NBA team.
Playing Virginia without giving Bennett five days to prepare would have been ideal.
But Izzo having that kind of time to prepare to beat a style he already knows well isn't the worst.
"He is well put together, embraces physical play and can rebound." Sounds about right.
Not worried about a Mark Dantonio team losing its edge.