Breaking news from McKale Center. There are current unconfirmed reports that among others in serious contention for the Arizona Basketball Head Coaching vacancy, Michigan State Head Coach Tom Izzo has tossed his hat in the ring.
Izzo, who has been the Head Spartan for Michigan State since 1995, has often been considered a leading candidate in many job openings. Most recently his name was mentioned in the possible replacements for Tubby Smith in
As opposed to when his name was in contention for the Kentucky job, sources have informed me that Izzo reached out to the AD's office in Tucson. Landing Izzo in Tucson would be a the Cats best chance at avoiding too lengthy of a rebuilding process.
Others listed in the first batch of candidates Arizona is rumored to be considering are Mark Few of Gonzaga and John Calipari from Memphis. Calipari being an interesting suggestion as former Arizona Assistant Josh Pastner left Arizona for Memphis after a lengthy tenure beginning with his playing days in Tucson.
Calls to both the Arizona and Michigan State Athletic Departments were not returned.