ESPN reported that Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo still hasn’t yet decided whether to accept the Cleveland Cavalier’s offer.
He flew to Cleveland on Thursday and visited with the Cavs for several hours. Among the questions facing Izzo is whether he’d be able to coach LeBron James, who can’t sign until July. Izzo, however, can’t wait that long to decide.
If he’s smart, Izzo most definitely should wait that long. The history of college coaches coming to the NBA is yuckier than an alligator testicle stew. Izzo has been so successful for so long, that a lot would be expected from him. But if LeBron James leaves, uh oh. Izzo can channel the spirits of Reds Auerbach & Holtzman, throw in some mojo from Pat Riley and Phil Jackson to do the world’s best coaching job EVER, and this team would still take a huge step back.
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