Thursday, May 8, 2003
Izzo to lead U.S. team at Pan Am Games
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Michigan State's Tom Izzo was
selected Thursday to coach the U.S. men's basketball team in the
Pan American Games in August.
Washington coach Lorenzo Romar and Missouri coach Quin Snyder
will be assistants on the team.
The Pan Am Games, held every four years in the year before the
Olympics, will be in the Dominican Republic. The basketball
competition is scheduled for Aug. 2-6.
Izzo was an assistant under Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders at
the 2001 Goodwill Games, in which the United States won the gold
In eight seasons at Michigan State, Izzo has led the Spartans to
one national championship, four regular-season Big Ten titles and
three Final Four appearances.
USA Basketball will hold team trials May 30-June 1 in Colorado
Springs to select finalists for the team that will play in the Pan