The inevitable happened Monday morning, as Tom Izzo was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. [ MORE: Tom Izzo inducted into 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
Tom Izzo is a lot of things in the game of basketball, and now he's a hall of famer. The legendary Michigan State coach was announced as a member of the 2016 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class on Monday morning.
Here are BTN.com Tom Dienhart's three most surprising players from this past season.
MICHIGAN PRESS RELEASE Statement from University of Michigan men’s head basketball coach John Beilein “After initially granting a transfer release for Ricky (Doyle) and a fifth-year graduate transfer for Spike (Albrecht) consistent with the established norms regarding intraconference transfers, I am now removing all restrictions regarding their recruitment by other universities. “While I have concerns about the current transfer policies as well as potential effects to the landscape of collegiate athletics, we should do what is right for Ricky and Spike as they decide to further their education and basketball careers elsewhere. “Ricky is an exemplary young man and has
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart offers his Big Ten links.
Denzel Valentine has been named National Player of the Year by the Associated Press.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart offers his daily Big Ten links.
The Final Four will take place on Saturday, and unfortunately for Big Ten fans, there isn’t a team from that conference left in the NCAA Tournament. Because of that, we are already looking ahead to next season. BTN Basketball Analyst Jon Crispin was put on the hot seat today and asked to pick out his top three Big Ten players heading into next season. It should be noted that this list could change as players are still able to declare for this year’s NBA Draft. With that said, here is a look at Crispin’s top three picks, and what he
BTN.com's Sean Merriman takes a look at the top moments from the Big Ten basketball season.
(AP) Longtime Wisconsin assistant coach Gary Close has resigned from the Badgers basketball program. [ MORE: Read UWBadgers.com’s full release ] Close said in a statement Wednesday that it was a difficult decision, and that he told coach Greg Gard earlier this week. Close says he plans to pursue other opportunities in basketball, but that he wants his next job to give him with more flexibility to spend time with his wife and family. A native of Moorestown, New Jersey, Close was on the Wisconsin staff for 13 seasons. He was hired by former coach Bo Ryan, who retired in