Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio wanted to be there. Thanks to a bye week, he will be.
While speaking at Tuesday’s press conference, Dantonio said he will be at this weekend’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in support of Spartans men’s basketball coach and friend Tom Izzo.
“Tom has been always more than just a basketball coach, he’s been a mentor, friend, a great supporter for us, for myself, my family,” Dantonio said Tuesday.
“So it goes beyond the winning and losing. And I think at the end of all this he’s getting honored for his wins. But he’ll be defined by many more things beyond that at a later time. But a great accomplishment, and not many people get those opportunities. Well deserved.”
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set for Saturday in Springfield, Mass.
Izzo’s led the Spartans to seven Final Four appearances, including the national championship in 2000. Former Maryland coach Gary Williams will introduce Izzo at the ceremony.
— Spartan Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) September 6, 2016