Izzo says he is happy at Michigan St.

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Monday that he is happy where

he is after a report that Oregon wants to make him the richest

coach in the nation.

KEZI-TV in Eugene, Ore., cited anonymous sources in reporting

that the school plans to offer Izzo college basketball’s largest

contract with help from Nike Inc. co-founder Phil Knight.

“I have not been contacted,” Izzo told The Associated Press on

Monday. “I’m happy here and I’m focused on trying to win another

national championship.”

Izzo led the Spartans to a title a decade ago. He will take them

to the college basketball’s showcase this weekend for the sixth

time in 12 seasons, a string of success accomplished only by UCLA’s

John Wooden and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski in NCAA history.

Kentucky gave John Calipari a $31.65 million, eight-year

contract last year, the largest known deal for a college basketball

coach. Private schools, such as Duke, aren’t required by law to

reveal what it pays coaches.

Izzo is earning more than $3 million per season at Michigan

State and is under contract through 2016.

Oregon dismissed Ernie Kent, its winningest coach, two weeks ago

after 13 seasons at his alma mater. The Ducks were 16-16 overall

and 7-11 in the Pac-10 last season.

The Atlanta Hawks once tried to lure Izzo to the NBA and his

name has been mentioned over the years as a candidate to lead

Kentucky and Kansas, among other schools.

Izzo is in his 15th season at Michigan State, where he was

promoted to replace Jud Heathcote when he retired following the

1994-95 season.

He helped the Spartans beat Tennessee on Sunday, earning a trip

to Indianapolis — where he won the school’s second national

title in 2000 — and a matchup with the hometown Butler

Bulldogs.