Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo is likely to hear from the Detroit Pistons after the season. (Elaine Thompson / AP)

Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo has a Sweet 16 basketball team and, conveniently, the Detroit Pistons have an opening for a coach,  so naturally people are starting to connect the dots.

The Pistons are likely to pursue Izzo, USA Today’s Sam Amick of USA Today reports, just as they did unsuccessfully in 2010.

Izzo, whose Spartans are a favorite in the NCAA tournament, is 653-467 record in almost 20 years and has taken MSU to the Final Four times, winning the national championship in 1999-00.