Tom Izzo's success no surprise

Those who know the Michigan State coach explain why he's so good

Originally Published: July 2, 2014
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has amassed 468 wins, 17 consecutive NCAA tournament bids, six Final Fours and one national championship in his time in East Lansing, Michigan, a career that numerically more than speaks for itself.

But what makes Izzo tick? How did he achieve that success? There are the obvious answers -- a smart basketball mind, savvy recruiting and maybe a little luck -- but to get the real answers, you have to dig a little deeper. So we asked some people who know Izzo well ...

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