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Who's No. 1? In Michigan, it's Izzo

It's the Wolverine State, but the Spartans can boast of the best coach in its history

Originally Published: March 31, 2010
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is far too humble and far too sane to make the following observation, so I'll make it for him and hope I'm not hit with any rotten fruit and/or furniture.

Izzo, whose Michigan State team is playing against fellow 5-seed Butler this weekend in its second consecutive Final Four, is the best coach in the state of Michigan's history.

(ducking)

Yes, Izzo is better than Michigan football legend Bo Schembechler.

He's ...

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