The Cleveland Cavaliers are courting Michigan State coach Tom Izzo.
He should not go. Here’s why:
First, he owns Michigan basketball. Not just University of Michigan basketball, but the state of Michigan. He is the man here.
Second, he has a chance to be a Dean Smith or a Coach K, two classy coaches who spent their lives at one school building dynasties, who are deeply loved and highly respected by college basketball. That does not come very often.
Third, college coaches typically do not do well in the NBA. Count ‘em up. After Larry Brown, the list is almost non-existent. Izzo is a great coach, but the NBA is a different game.
Fourth, it’s Cleveland. … ‘Nuff said.