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Tom Izzo Says It's His 'Dream And Goal' To Coach USA Basketball Team

The 2012 Summer Olympics will be men's basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski's last, so immediately after Team USA brings home a gold, hopefully, the search will be on to find his successor. Mike Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press says Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo 'has what it takes.'


While Izzo downplays any potential candidacy he may have, he's not denying his profound interest:

"I'm not sure I would even have a shot at it, to be honest with you," Izzo said Monday. "I would think everybody would be interested. That's always been a dream and goal of mine. But I think they'll go with a pro coach, I really do."

Izzo's resume is as good as any potential candidate. He has a .710 winning percentage in 18 seasons as a head coach for MSU, 15 tournament bids (in a row), six Final Fours and a National Championship. I might be slightly biased, but I can't think of a coach with a better coaching philosophy -- players play, tough players win -- to represent our country in the game of basketball.