It looks like Tom Izzo will not be heading to Orlando. Izzo was linked to the Orlando Magic’s coaching vacancy this week, but he will not be taking the NBA job, according to Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal.
Tom Izzo reportedly won’t take Orlando Magic job
Tom Izzo won't be taking the Orlando Magic head coaching job, a source tells me.
— Graham Couch (@Graham_Couch) May 24, 2018
Orlando is looking for a coach after firing Frank Vogel. The Magic went 25-57 this season, and they have not made the playoffs since the 2010-11 campaign.
Izzo, 63, has been linked to a handful of NBA coaching vacancies in the past. He turned down the Cleveland Cavaliers job in 2010.
Izzo, a Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame member, has been the Spartans coach since the 1995-96 season. Izzo won the 2000 National Championship and has taken his program to seven Final Fours.
However, Izzo endured some scrutiny last season after an ESPN report outlined a culture of mishandled assault allegationsin the Michigan State athletic department. Izzo said after Michigan State’s loss to Syracuse in the 2018 NCAA Tournament that he had no plans to leave the school.
“I don’t plan on going anywhere. I got a job to do,” Izzo said. “And I’ve never run from anything in my life. Nothing. I don’t plan on starting now. So I’ll be here. I’ve taken too many bullets this year not to be here.”