Tom Izzo Expected To Take Cavs Coaching Job *Update* Izzo Stays
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 06/09/2010 12:25 PM

    According to this article, he plans to break the news to his players

     Sources close to WFNY have informed us that Tom Izzo has told his players at Michigan State that he plans on taking the Cavaliers job.  Our sources have heard directly from players on the MSU team that Izzo informed them this week that he is planning on making the move up to the NBA level under the ownership of MSU grad Dan Gilbert.  We have also heard from a separate source that Izzo is holding off on announcing this until the end of the week, when his kids finish up school in the Lansing area.  While Izzo could always change his mind, we are comfortable reporting that he has in fact informed his players at Michigan State that he will be taking the Cavaliers job.
    Color me surprised. I didn't think anything would move Izzo away from Michigan State. I'm not a huge fan of bringing over college coaches to the NBA ranks, because, outside of Larry Brown, they all flop. Does this make James more or less likely to re-up in Cleveland?
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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 06/09/2010 1:52 PM

    If true, a little piece inside of me has died. Michigan State is one of my favorite college basketball programs and its in large part due to Tom Izzo. I really hope he ends up staying because he means more to MSU than to the Cavs. Also, as mentioned, college coaches + NBA = recipe for disaster. Don't tarnish the legacy Tom!
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 06/10/2010 2:44 PM

    Michigan State's player believe he will leave-

    On Tuesday night, Tom Izzo called a meeting to let his players know that he had, in fact, been offered the head coaching job in Cleveland.

    Though he did not notify them of any decision, Michigan State players left that meeting believing that Izzo was going to leave to accept the Cavs' position.

    As of Wednesday afternoon, Izzo still had not made a final decision.

    Read more: HERE

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  1. Bertram
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    Posted 06/10/2010 4:09 PM

    I hope it doesn't happen. Michigan State is one of my favorite college bball teams.
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  1. BR7_Fan
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    Posted 06/12/2010 10:51 AM

    I'm a big fan of Izzo and hes a great college coach and really build up that MSU program I'd hate to see him give that all up for a run in the NBA.  It can be done, but very few have pulled it off. If it makes him happy go for it.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 06/15/2010 8:41 PM

    Izzo Turns Down Cavs, Staying At MSU-
     Tom Izzo has turned down an offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers to become their new head coach and will remain at Michigan State University.

    Izzo reportedly tried to reach LeBron James to get a sense of where he stands on his upcoming free agency but James was unwilling to become involved in the process with Izzo.

    "There was a lot of information to gather and consider and some of it wasn't easily obtainable," Izzo said in a statement.

    The Cavaliers had an offer on the table that would have doubled Izzo's yearly salary to approximately $6 million.

    Read more: HERE
    Glad to here. His heart and legacy is at Michigan State and that's where he'll hopefully retire
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