Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo responds to questions during a news conference at the NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, March 29, 2014, in New York. Michigan State plays Connecticut in a regional final on Sunday (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Frank Franklin II
October 08, 2014
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo responds to questions during a news conference at the NCAA college basketball tournament Saturday, March 29, 2014, in New York. Michigan State plays Connecticut in a regional final on Sunday (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Frank Franklin II

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State says coach Tom Izzo had successful hernia surgery Wednesday. He is expected back in the basketball office later this week.

The operation was performed by Dr. Troy Ferguson at McLaren Greater Lansing.

The 59-year-old Izzo is entering his 20th season as Michigan State's coach. The Spartans open the regular season Nov. 14 at Navy.

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