(He’s All About Winning, Which Is Why He Won’t Talk To Izzo)
A source today: LeBron respects coach (Tom) Izzo but continues his plan not to get involved with Cavs coach search or speak to candidates.
So what’s preventing James from speaking to Izzo? Not club owner Dan Gilbert, who reportedly has Izzo as his first choice to coach the team.
If you’re Gilbert-sponsored Izzo, how would being ignored by James make you feel about leaving a lifetime at Michigan State to join the Cavaliers?
If you’re about to mail in a check for Cavs season tickets, how would that make you feel about your investment?
If you’re Dan Gilbert, how close does all this make you want to sell the Cavs, go home to Detroit, buy the Pistons and hire Izzo there?
Actually, I do agree with LeBron on one thing: The Cavaliers do need a new owner.
Any team owner who would let James get away with this sort of behavior should not have the keys to an NBA club.