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Michigan State University head men’s basketball coach, Tom Izzo, tests positive for COVID-19

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Michigan State University head men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Michigan State athletic department announced that Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo has tested positive for COVID-19.

The positive test was confirmed Monday morning during the Big Ten’s daily antigen testing.

Following CDC and Big Ten guidelines, Izzo will be able to return to the team in-person after a 10-day isolation period. During Izzo’s absence MSU associate head coach Dwayne Stephens will run practices.

No other members of the MSU basketball program have tested positive since daily testing began on October 26th.

In a statement Izzo notes, “You’d be hard pressed to find a coach who’s taken more precautions than I have.”

Izzo says he’s experiencing minor symptoms.