Tom Izzo and LeBron James: A Match Made in Cleveland?

June 10th, 2010 by Bernie Dawkins Leave a reply »
I believe  Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has hit a home run by offering Michigan State coach Tom Izzo the opportunity to become the next head coach of the franchise, and God willing, LeBron James.

If Izzo were to accept his fellow Sparty's offer (like it has been reported on several sites, although not confirmed), I would be ecstatic, not to mention utterly intrigued.

Out of all the names that have been thrown out there (Byron Scott, Jeff Van Gundy, John Calipari, etc...), Izzo's name just outshines them all.

In Tom Izzo, we're not just talking about a very good college coach, we're talking about a GREAT college coach. Assuming Coach K is firmly entrenched at Duke, he is the best the college game has to offer right now.

His resume at the collegiate level speaks for itself.

In 15 seasons at Michigan State, Izzo has compiled a record of 364-146 (which passed Jud Heathcoate's previous school record of 339 victories) and guided the Spartans to six regular season Big Ten championships.

If that's not good enough, consider what he's accomplished with his teams in the NCAA tournament, which really sets h ...

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