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Here's What Tom Izzo Had To Say About His Future In East Lansing

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo speaking at a press conference.

EAST LANSING, MI - JANUARY 26: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans speaks to the media at a press conference after the Michigan State Spartans and Wisconsin Badgers basketball game at Breslin Center on January 26, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Mr. March had quite the declaration after the Spartans failed to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

After No. 3 Michigan State was upset by No. 11 Syracuse in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Tom Izzo vowed his team would contend for a title again and he'd be leading them.

According to ESPN, here's how the 63-year-old head coach responded to a question concerning retiring:

"I don't plan on going anywhere. I've got a job to do. I've never run from anything in my life. Nothing. I don't plan on starting now. So, I'll be here. I took too many bullets this year not to be here. So I'll be here, and we'll be back knocking on the door to win a championship.

I'm going to make damn sure of that, and I'm going to get the help of my people, my team and my support. I hope I do a better job of handling all the other things."

Bullets are no doubt an allusion to the controversy that is engulfing Michigan's athletic programs right now.

Izzo was heavily criticized for his support of university president Lou Anna Simon and his comments on Larry Nassar, the former MSU doctor who will spend the rest of his life prison on charges of child pornography and sexual assault. More than 150 women and girls testified in court that Nassar sexually abused them.

Amidst the tumultuous season, there have also been rumors that Izzo would leave East Lansing for the NBA.