Tom Izzo signed a huge contract extension with Michigan State basketball this summer and the details of his post-coaching days have been revealed.
For years, there has been an ongoing debate about the eventual retirement of Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo. And ever since I was in college, the consensus opinion on his time remaining was always “3-5 years.”
That hasn’t changed about eight years later.
Everyone just assumed Izzo would retire in his mid-60s because he’s accomplished so much at the collegiate level, but he’s actually still motivated to reach the mountaintop. He still wants to show the rest of the nation that he can win on the big stage.
Although the past couple of seasons have been disappointing, the future looks bright under Izzo with the nation’s No. 2 recruiting class coming in next year and the fact that the Hall of Fame coach has signed a “Spartan for life” extension. He’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
Even when he does eventually retire as head coach, he’s still going to be involved with the school as a “special university advisor to athletics director.”
Here are the details of his post-coaching days contract:
Not many schools have this type of family atmosphere but Michigan State is special enough that Mark Dantonio still comes around the football program and shows his support and Izzo has agreed to be an advisor to the athletic department even after he retires. He truly is a Spartan for life.
Izzo loves Michigan State and this restructured contract is proof. I’d be shocked if he wasn’t heavily involved in Spartan athletics long after he retires.