According to a report from MLive, Michigan State has signed an extension with head coach Tom Izzo through the 2020-21 season. Izzo made approximately $3.8 in total compensation in 2013-14 is expected to make more in this new deal. The news comes as Izzo is coming off a Final Four appearance where the Spartans were knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by eventual champion Duke.
Izzo became the Michigan State head coach in 1995 and has completed 20 seasons with the Spartans. Michigan State has 18 NCAA Tournament appearances, 7 Final Four appearances, 7 Big Ten titles, and won the 2000 National Championship under Izzo. Overall, Izzo has a 495-199 career record in East Lansing.
Though a large portion of Izzo's success came in the early 2000s, he has managed to maintain a level of success known to very few programs nationally and managed to win the Big Ten Tournament in 2014 and to make the Final Four in 2015, which are certainly both remarkable feats. With many key players returning for 2015-16, Michigan State should be expected to continue their level of high play next season.
With the extension, Izzo is now signed as Michigan State's head coach for the next 6 seasons. If Izzo remains at Michigan State for the duration of the contract, he will be 66 years old and will have 26 years at the helm in East Lansing, making him the longest sitting coach in Michigan State basketball history.
During his tenure, Izzo has put together an incredible level of success and he will look to continue that in 2015-16 in what should be another great year for the program.