Tom Izzo says no NBA for now

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Here we go again.

That's what Michigan State head men's basketball coach Tom Izzo must be thinking as he fields questions about reportedly being considered for NBA openings with Minnesota and Detroit.

"I heard my name mentioned with jobs over the years and even this year nobody has talked to me even once,'' Izzo said on ESPNU's College Basketball podcast on Wednesday.

"So if I'm good enough to coach in that league, and someone thinks I am, I should be good enough to coach college players.''

Izzo, who's guided the Spartans to six Final Fours and a national championship, was also strongly considered for the Cleveland Cavaliers coaching job in 2010.

"Everybody is going to take care of their family," Izzo told Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg from ESPN. "The only thing that disappoints me about college is that we're getting like the NBA, money, TV contracts and the way we're doing things with expansion of leagues and traveling all over the world."

For now, Izzo looks forward to guiding his Spartans to another postseason run.

"We lost some talented kids, but I'm not as worried as people are because we'll be fine," Izzo said during the basketball podcast. "We'll find a way to get some guys better. That's the name of the game."

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