Tom Izzo leaves board after NCAA denies waiver for Joey Hauser

BleedGopher

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per ESPN:

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was taught by his mentor, the late Jud Heathcote, to give back to the game by being part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

The Hall of Famer is choosing not to do that anymore.

A frustrated Izzo said Thursday that he was resigning from the NABC board of directors after nearly 18 years of service. He said he wanted to focus on his team and family, but he also blamed the NCAA for making what he called "arbitrary decisions" regarding waiver requests, including denying forward Joey Hauser's appeal to play this season.



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SelectionSunday

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per ESPN:

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was taught by his mentor, the late Jud Heathcote, to give back to the game by being part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

The Hall of Famer is choosing not to do that anymore.

A frustrated Izzo said Thursday that he was resigning from the NABC board of directors after nearly 18 years of service. He said he wanted to focus on his team and family, but he also blamed the NCAA for making what he called "arbitrary decisions" regarding waiver requests, including denying forward Joey Hauser's appeal to play this season.



Go Gophers!!
Here's a little more in depth story from the Detroit Free Press on Izzo's frustrations with the NCAA and transfer waiver requests.

 

60's Guy

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And how does resigning from the board of the NABC help solve the random NCAA decisions? Yes, it calls attention to it but he’s famous enough to do that in a more positive manner. Like somebody else commented...you look like a crybaby when it’s one of your players. Stay and fight the fight for the other coaches if you are in it to help others.
 
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