Every year Michigan State Head Coach Tom Izzo is linked to NBA jobs. He has held strong as the head man of the Spartans but that doesn’t mean he won’t listen to offers. Here is what he had to say to Jim Rome:
“I always owe it to myself to answer it… We all think the grass is greener. Players think it is at other schools, coaches think it is at other levels… I don’t think the grass is always greener. If it was my time to go I guess I’d go, but right now I’ve got a lot of work to do and hopefully some championships to win here, because we haven’t won one in a while.”
He also basically went on to say that he can’t see himself leaving East Lansing:
“I never slam the door on anything. And that will just breed to new things. ‘Oh, he wants to leave, he wants to do this.’ You know, people have said that for 15 years and I’m still here. Ain’t broke, why fix it? I don’t plan on going anywhere, and yet I don’t know if anybody slammed the door on anything.”
MSU fans will probably be a little nervous about this, but this is pretty much the stance of every major coach. They all listen to the offers and if they didn’t so many coaches wouldn’t move jobs all the time.
It’s just business.