Tom Izzo denied rumors that there is anything going on with him and the Detroit Pistons head coaching job, but in the same interview he shared another note that was far more of interest. Michigan fans apparently have a very amusing taunt for the Michigan State coach.
According to Izzo, Michigan fans call him “angry midget.”
Izzo did an interview with Dan Patrick on Wednesday and was asked whether he could walk the streets in Ann Arbor safely.
“Yeah, actually they’re pretty good. They got a few good chants. You know, ‘angry midget’ is one of my favorite ones. I kind of like that.
“I think for the most part I have great respect for the people, and I think for the most part they have great respect for me.”
Izzo is obviously amused by the taunt because he felt comfortable sharing it, which probably will take some of the fun out of it for Michigan fans in the future. He also jokingly blamed Wolverines fans for starting the Pistons rumor.
As far as the Pistons rumors, Izzo says he is not interested in the job right now, but did not rule out having interest in an NBA job in the future.
Oh, and just for fun, if you google “tom izzo angry midget,” you end up seeing a funny tag on the Michigan fan blog “MGoBlog” that says “Tom Izzo is a crybaby midget.”