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Izzo returns to coaching MSU Basketball

Spartans open season Wednesday vs. Eastern Michigan
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo signals to his players during the first half of an NCAA...
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo signals to his players during the first half of an NCAA men's East Regional final college basketball game against Duke in Washington, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (KY3)
Published: Nov. 23, 2020 at 9:49 PM EST
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has resumed leading his team, two weeks following a positive COVID-19 test and after isolating at home.

Izzo was cleared to attend practices over the weekend and returned to work in his on-campus office on Monday. The Hall of Fame coach will be on bench with the 13th-ranked Spartans in their season-opening game Wednesday night at home against Eastern Michigan.

``Our front-line workers during this time have been so essential, and I have a great appreciation for those people and what they have done to fight this disease during this time,’' Izzo said. ``While some people who have tested positive have not been affected too much by it, I am here to tell you that this virus is no joke and everyone must take this seriously.``

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