Michigan State’s Tom Izzo has developed quite a coaching tree in his time at East Lansing.
One of his former assistants, Brian Gregory, took another step in his career when he agreed to become Georgia Tech’s basketball coach today.
Gregory coached with Izzo on two separate occasions, first as co-assistants under Jud Heathcote from 1990-95, before Izzo was promoted to head coach.
Gregory left a year later before returning to assist Izzo from 1999-2003. He parlayed that success into his first head coaching job at Dayton, where he’s coached the past eight years.
Izzo spoke with Wes Durham on 790AM on Monday and then with the AJC later in the day. Here is a paraphrased transcript of those interviews.
Q: Are you proud to see one of your assistants move up the ladder? You and coach Heathcote can take credit for his development.
A: I’ll take credit for every win and I’ll give Jed every loss he’s had. It’s perfect.
It’s thrilling for me. I have great respect for the ACC. I have great