Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tom Izzo tells the Cleveland Cavaliers to Keep Their Filthy Lucre


I would read this to mean that LeBron James is on his way to the Knicks:

Tom Izzo is staying at Michigan State, turning down a chance to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers and perhaps LeBron James.

"I knew at the beginning that whatever decision I made would be a decision for life," Izzo said during a news conference on campus.

"I am going to be a lifer. This is what I'm going to be, and I'm damn proud of it."

For the past nine days, Izzo has been trying to decide whether to leave the place that has been his home since 1983 and jump to the NBA to perhaps make $6 million -- doubling his salary -- and possibly coaching one of the best basketball players in the world.

"Just as I decided to stay home, I hope a 6-8, 270-pound forward in Cleveland decides to stay home," Izzo said in a statement released by the school.

If by home he means that King James is headed to the New York media market, or perhaps Chicago, then yes. He's headed home. Cleveland isn't home, and Tom Izzo was smart enough to figure that out this week.

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