Izzo happy at MSU
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Monday he is happy with his current job, responding to a report that Oregon wants to make him the richest coach in the nation.
KEZI-TV in Eugene, Ore., reported the school plans to offer Izzo college basketball's largest contract with help from Nike co-founder Phil Knight.
"I have not been contacted," Izzo said. "I'm happy here and I'm focused on trying to win another national championship."
Izzo, who led the Spartans to a title a decade ago, has them back in the Final Four for the sixth time in 12 seasons, a string of success accomplished only by UCLA's John Wooden and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski in NCAA history.
Kentucky gave John Calipari a $31.65 million, eight-year contract last year, the largest known deal for a college basketball coach. Private schools, such as Duke, aren't required by law to reveal what it pays coaches.
Izzo is earning more than $3 million per season at Michigan State and is under contract through 2016.