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Thank you, Coach Izzo!!
Posted June 17, 2010 at 09:41 am 1 COMMENTS Bookmark and Share

If you’re a college basketball fan (or more importantly, a Michigan State fan), you’ve probably already heard that Tom Izzo has decided to turn down the coaching offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers to stay at MSU.


It had been reported that Izzo wanted to talk with LeBron James before he made his final decision, but we’re hearing from the media that never happened.  Personally, I think it did happen, and so if he DID talk to James, what does that mean?  Perhaps that means Izzo was going to make the jump to the NBA, but only if the King was going to stay in Cleveland because let's be honest, who would want to coach in Cleveland unless you had someone like LeBron James to make it a possible fun ride to a world championship?  Which also means if you use that rationale, LeBron James is NOT coming back to Cleveland.  Either way, I personally don’t care what led to Coach Izzo's decision, I’m just happy to know that one of college basketball's great coaches will be around a little bit longer.  After all, he would have left a lot behind at MSU, considering the fact that MSU has yet another chance to make it to the Final Four this 2010-2011 season.  I say that now that he’s coming back and all the emotions he and his players and fans have gone through, I’ll go ahead and pick MSU to win it all this coming up season.


Izzo is one of those coaches that gives so much to the game, to the school, to his players, and to his fans.  He deserves to have multiple titles and coming from someone that is in no way a MichiganState fan, I’ve become an Izzo fan over the years.  From now on, if my team doesn’t win the championship, I’ll be pulling for Izzo and his team, no matter what that team may be in the future...(unless of course that’s dook), haha...



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



Eve Jones Says:
June 17th, 2010 at 01:14 pm
I totally agree with you, Dr. Smack, and think Coach Izzo DID talk with LeBron and LeBron DID say he would not be returning to Cleveland next season. As you said, why would a person want to coach in Cleveland, unless there was a darn good chance of winning an NBA title??? I think Coach Izzo can definitely win an NCAA championship whether it's with MSU or another program...