Tom Izzo was supposed to announce his decision on whether or not he would be accepting the head coaching position for the Cleveland Cavilers on Saturday but delayed his announcement until today.
Whether or not Izzo has reach his decision remains unknown, but according to ESPN.com high level sources say LeBron James is onboard for the Izzo hiring.
While LeBron endorses Izzo, he will not guarantee his return to Cleveland on the hiring alone. Izzo has allegedly reached out to LeBron James.
This morning, Izzo spoke to a youth basketball camp held at MSU but did not offer any insight on his decision.
While Michigan State Basketball coach Tom Izzo has said he will not leave the college until his Spartans win another championship that is not stopping the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Cleveland is desperate to keep all-star LeBron James who is a free agent at the end of this season. So desperate the team has already fired coach Mike Brown and GM Danny Ferry, as they look for a more compatible front office to keep LeBron.
While Izzo has not been offered a contract yet, he is in contact with team owner Dan Gilbert. Gilbert is willing to give Izzo a five year deal for $6 million a season as well as use of his private jet. Currently, Izzo makes $3 million a season with Michigan State.
Other candidates for the Cleveland coaching job are Kentucky coach John Calipari and former Pistons coach Larry Brown. With Dan Gilbert a Michigan native and owner of Rock Financial it seems there is a Michigan connection.