Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Reports: Tom Izzo will stay at Michigan State

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that sources have indicated Tom Izzo has decided to remain the Michigan State head basketball coach. The paper also reports Izzo will formally announce the decision at a press conference later this evening.

This is the right move by Izzo. He is regarded as one of the best coaches in college basketball, so why take the risk of jumping to the NBA and failing like so many others have done? It would be an especially big risk without knowing if the Cavaliers will be able to re-sign LeBron James.

The Cavaliers will now likely turn to their second option, Byron Scott, whom they interviewed last week. Scott has had some success in the NBA and might be the better option between the two, based simply on his familiarity with the pro game and past accomplishments in New Jersey and New Orleans.

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