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Scott led the Nets to two finals appearances in four seasons, and guided the Hornets to the Western Conference semifinals in 2008.
The team also has inquired about Milwaukee assistant Kelvin Sampson.
Michigan State has been bracing for Izzo's possible exit for a decade, dating to an offer from Atlanta after he led the school to its second national championship. Each offseason his name emerges as a candidate for openings in the NBA and college ranks.
If Izzo leaves, Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis said earlier in the week he has a long list of candidates he would consider.
Dayton's Brian Gregory, Tulsa's Doug Wojcik, Utah's Jim Boylen -- all assistants under Izzo -- likely would be on the list along with associate head coach Mark Montgomery and Dwayne Stephens. Both played for the Spartans when Izzo was a relatively unknown assistant for Jud Heathcote.
Izzo has been at Michigan State since 1983 and has been the Spartans' coach since 1995, leading them to six Final Fours in the past 12 years.
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