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Izzo...don't do it!!
Posted June 10, 2010 at 01:12 pm 0 COMMENTS Bookmark and Share

Apparently Tom Izzo is talking to the Cleveland Cavaliers about the coaching vacancy they have, and I say please don’t do it!!  Over the years, a number of coaches have made the leap from college to the NBA...of course a large motivating factor would be the money, but some would say they just want a new and bigger "challenge," but I think, for the most part, they're drawn to the money.


But Izzo...he cannot leave college!!  Personally, I am not a big MSU fan, but I still respect the amazing job Tom Izzo continues to do year after year.  Every year I watch college basketball, it changes a little for the worse, but Izzo is one of the few coaches that represents the good left in the game.  College basketball is losing the fire just like the NBA did when Jordan left.  The only time you see that fire is in championships and big rivalries and I hate it!!  But not Izzo...he continues to produce fire, heart and passion and that’s why he must not leave.  His desire to win combined with his passion and love for the game is second to none.  The day the game loses Tom Izzo, Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams or Bill Self is the day the game dies.  Unless of course, a new fire is born, but the way things are going I don’t see that happening.  I am saddned by the way things have become, but that’s why coaches like Izzo must not make a move to the NBA.


Coach Izzo, if you decide you have to go then so be it.  But, from a true college basketball fan, thanks for everything you’ve done for the game and I wish you all the best.  My only request is that you do for the NBA what you’ve done for college basketball...



Stephen Bethea aka "Dr. Smack" – Rivalry Rage, Inc.