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Michigan State's Tom Izzo, Mel Tucker will take temporary 7-percent salary cuts

The Detroit News

Michigan State announced temporary salary reductions for some athletic department employees on Thursday, including basketball coach Tom Izzo and football coach Mel Tucker.

The cuts will begin on Sept. 1 and will last for 12 months.

Tom Izzo

Izzo and Tucker will see 7-percent salary reductions and MSU athletic director Bill Beekman will take a 10-percent cut.

Izzo’s base salary is $3.7 million and his total compensation package is $4.2 million for 2020, according to the USA Today coaches’ salary database.

Tucker’s contract as MSU’s new football coach includes a base salary of $3.8 million in a compensation package worth $5.5 million annually, according to MSU.

Beekman’s base salary is $750,000.

Other MSU athletic department employees will see these reductions during the same 12-month period:

►$500,000 or more salary – 7 percent

►$400,000 to $499,999 – 6 percent

►$300,000 to $399,999 – 5 percent

►$200,000 to $299,999 – 4 percent

►$150,000 to $199,999 – 2.25 percent

►$100,000 to $149,999 – 2 percent

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