Tom Izzo Gets Brutally Honest About Michigan State
Tom Izzo got brutally honest about Michigan State after a disappointing end to the college basketball season for the Spartans.
Boasting a 22-9 overall record and 14-6 Big Ten mark, many viewed as the Spartans as one of the programs that could make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.
Behind talent like Cassius Winston and Xavier Tillman, Michigan State seemed to have all the firepower necessary to do real damage in March Madness.
Unfortunately, coronavirus derailed all those plans and caused for the 2020 NCAA Tournament to be called off entirely.
“So I hope that the lessons we learn are to appreciate what we have, respect the decisions that are made in the best interests of everybody…and try your hardest to take advantage of every day you’re on the Earth.”
Coach Izzo reflects on the 2019-2020 season. pic.twitter.com/KCdcqFLHOf
— Michigan State Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) March 17, 2020
On Tuesday, Izzo shared a message to his team regarding their effort and dedication this past year.
“There were many distractions during the year that these players had to overcome,” he said.
“And I’m proud of them for what they did. It was harder for me to push and pull. There were days when I felt bad and didn’t know how to handle things. I got a lot of help from a lot of great people.
“When it’s all said and done, this will be a season that I remember for the rest of my life.”
While Michigan State will return a reasonably strong team next season, one notable missing piece will Winston. It will be interesting to see how Izzo is ultimately able to replace that production in 2020-21.