â€œI decided that this decision would put me here for life or not. I knew at the beginning, whatever decision I made, it was a decision for life.â€ ~Tom Izzo
Tom Izzo, wildly successful head coach of the Michigan State University Spartans, is certainly Michigan’s top coach, so it’s no surprise that the Cleveland Cavaliers are considering him for their head coaching position. The State News says:
Reports by the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Tuesday said the Cavaliers have informally offered Izzo a 5-year contract potentially worth $30 million or more, and includes the use of owner Dan Gilbert’s private jets.
Grant said the Cavaliers are looking for a coach who is â€œa winnerâ€ and is defensive-minded.
Izzo’s possible departure sparked a big rally at MSU, as fans sought to convince the coach to state at State. If you’d like to express your support for Tom Izzo, there is of course a Keep Tom Izzo at MSU Facebook page. You might prefer, however, to head over to weloveizzo.com to do it and also to read what other folks have to say! The State News quotes Cam Gnass who set up the site:
â€œI was sick of everyone saying why he shouldn’t take the job,â€ he said. â€œIs that really the message we should be sending him? This is just to let him know we love him and (we’re) letting him make his own decision.â€
Gnass said the website has received more than 1,500 messages as of Sunday afternoon, and is receiving three or four new messages per minute.