Tom Izzo To the Cleveland Cavaliers?

June 8th, 2010 by FootBasket Leave a reply »
The Cleveland Cavaliers have offered Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo a five year contract worth $30 million. Should he take the bait to the NBA?

I think Izzo should go coach the Cavs. He is one of the only college coaches that I think can make the jump to the NBA.

Look at what he has done at Michigan State; all he has done is win. Izzo would be great for Cleveland.

Even though it is unlikely that LeBron James will come back to Cleveland, if I were Izzo I'd take the job.

You still have great pieces in Cleveland with Mo Williams, Delonte West and Antawn Jamison. They could easily be the seventh or eighth seed in the playoffs next year.

Izzo would be a great coach to build around for an upcoming or rebuilding team in the NBA. Cleveland is doing that so Izzo should take it.

Also, how could you not agree to $30 million? Michigan State has to offer at least $40 million in a contract extension for Izzo to stay in East Lansing.

As well, the contract is for only five years, so he can easily go back to Michigan State after his contract expires.

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