staff, December 28, 2015

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Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

(AP) Carl Izzo, father of Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo, has died. He was 90.

Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Homes of Iron Mountain, Michigan, confirmed Izzo died on Monday, adding that funeral arrangements are pending.

Carl Izzo worked at Tony Izzo & Sons, a business that repaired shoes, according to a 2008 story in The Grand Rapid Press. The business also installed carpets and awnings, according to the newspaper. Tony Izzo & Sons employed the future basketball coach from sixth grade through his sophomore year at Northern Michigan University.

Izzo and the perfect and top-ranked Spartans open Big Ten play at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday at Iowa. The game will be carried on BTN and BTN2Go.

Thoughts and prayers go out to Izzo and his family.