Tom Izzo has noted on numerous occasions that Denzel Valentine is one of his favorite players to have ever coached. It looks Izzo's feelings are reciprocated.
Monday, after hearing the news that Izzo had been selected as a member of this year's Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame class, Valentine took to Instagram to post a cool tribute to his (now) former coach. He called him one of the most "passionate, loyal, crazy but caring" people he's ever known.
Izzo and Valentine never won a title together, but the program still accomplished a great deal the past four years. It's clear they'll be rooting for each other as their careers continue to progress.