Twitter: Michigan State family reacts to Tom Izzo making HOF
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The inevitable happened Monday morning, as Tom Izzo was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Izzo, the longtime and legendary Michigan State men’s basketball coach, made the cut with the likes of former college and NBA stars Allen Iverson and Shaquille O’Neal, among other big-time names.
In 21 seasons as the head coach in East Lansing, Izzo has amassed a 524-205 record (.719) and advanced to seven Final Fours (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015), winning the 2000 national title, the second in Michigan State history and the last won by a Big Ten team.
The tight family it is, the Michigan State basketball community went to Twitter to congratulate Izzo on the worthy recognition.
See some of the tweets below.
Mark Hollis (@MSUAD) April 04, 2016
Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 04, 2016
Huge Congrats to Coach Izzo for being Inducted to the Naismith Basketball Hall Of Fame! 🙌🏾… instagram.com/p/BDyVsa4Ps_1/—
Morris Peterson (@mopete24) April 04, 2016
Congrats coach, so well deserved. One of the most passionate, loyal, crazy👹 but caring person… instagram.com/p/BDydMP3jyEr/—
Denzel Valentine (@denzelval45) April 04, 2016
Congrats to the best coach I've EVER played for on being elected into the HOF!—
Branden Dawson (@whynot_22) April 04, 2016
Congrats Coach Izzo on the HOF! The most competitive person I have ever been around. It is an honor to have played for him! #HoopsHOF—
Drew Neitzel (@drewneitzel) April 04, 2016
I am proud to say that I have played for a Hall of Fame coach! Congrats Coach Izzo on an amazing ride and the best part, it's not over yet!—
Delvon Roe (@DelvonRoe10) April 04, 2016
Congrats to Coach Izzo on a well deserved induction in the HOF. One of the most impactful people I've ever had in my life.—
Tim Bograkos (@timbograkos) April 04, 2016
Steve Smith (@steve21smith) April 04, 2016
Words can't describe how happy I am for this man! Best Coach in the Country & a TRUE Hall of Famer!! Congrats Coach https://t.co/Wh5KzeItAM—
Anthony Ianni (@AI44LYD) April 04, 2016