Tom Izzo's new contract provides opportunity for special role with MSU in the event he retires, per report
Tom Izzo agreed to a contract extension that made him a Spartan for life on Aug. 11. Further details about what will be waiting for Izzo once he decides to retire have come out per Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press.
His new contract gives him the chance to become a “special advisor to the AD.” Izzo would receive $6.2 million in his 1st year of a 6-year contract, and then an additional $750K for each year after that.
Izzo’s duties will consist of public appearances and fundraisers for the athletic department or president.He will also have duties assigned to him by whoever the athletic director is at that time.
The contract extension for the longtime Michigan State basketball coach is waiting to be approved by the Board of Trustees on Sept. 9.
Izzo’s duties would include public appearances for MSU, fundraising activities for the athletic department or university president and other duties assigned by the athletic director. His new deal is set to be approved by the Board of Trustees at their Sept. 9 meeting.
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) August 29, 2022
Izzo is 666-267 since taking over the job in 1995. Michigan State is very lucky to have him around.
Of course, retirement for Izzo is likely still a way down the road. He is compiling an impressive 2023 recruiting class, led by 5-star talent Xavier Booker.