Tom Izzo Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus
Michigan State University basketball coach, Tom Izzo announced that he has tested positive for Coronavirus this week.
The positive test came as a little bit of a shock to Izzo, who mentioned that he was having mild symptoms, but never thought it was Covid. The announcement came after the BIG 10's daily round of testing, and the school put out a statement shortly after. The BIG 10 started their daily antigen testing program on October 26th, and so far Izzo is the first member of the MSU basketball program to test positive.
The full statement was released on Twitter Monday evening.
Anyone that has ever watched Izzo coach knows that he, by himself, could possibly be a super spreader event. Izzo has not hesitated to get in any of his players faces to get his point across. He also doesn't follow the recent guidelines that suggest yelling will spread more droplets from your mouth, and put more of the virus into the air.
The best news for the Spartan program is that the season is still so early, and Izzo probably hasn't gotten to his mid-season yelling form yet. This way, all of the Freshmen that he has been screaming at in practice will contract Covid early, and they will all have antibodies by the time that the BIG 10 season is in full swing.
Seriously though, Izzo will have to be in isolation for a minimum of 10 days. During that time, MSU announced that associate head coach, Dwayne Stephens will run practices. Let's hope that the virus is quickly contained, and that everyone in the MSU basketball program starts the season with a clean bill of health.