Friday Links: All About Izzo

So Tom Izzo was in the Cleveland last night, and while it seems to have gone well from the Cavs prospective, he did head back without committing:  Tom Izzo visits with Cleveland Cavaliers but leaves town without making a decisionPD, Brian Windhorst

Meanwhile, Spartan Fans gathered for a rally back at MSU to show Izzo how much they care…Izzo was quoted as saying his decision one way or another would be forthcoming:  Tom Izzo on Cavs Situation: ‘It’s not going to be forever’ – Detroit Free Press, Shannon Shelton 

And on that decision, how many people could say honestly that they’d not take a job that doubles their salary, guaranteed, for five more years?  Maybe one factor he’s ‘thinking’ about:  Izzo to Cleveland doesn’t have to be just about LeBron JamesWFNY, Andrew

This morning then, per Andy Katz, Izzo is apparently closer to saying yes to the Cavaliers than previously thought…according to a source of his:  Source: Tom Izzo Closer to Taking Cavs jobESPN, Andy Katz

So while we’re speaking of sources, Izzo, and the Cavaliers, I suggest you take a look, at this look, at the conflicting reports from sources on Izzo earlier this week:  On Conflicting Reports regarding Tom Izzo and the CavaliersCleveland Frowns, Pete

But wherever the information is coming from, lets just say its enough to have our friends in Sparty-land a tad nervous this morning. Worrying only shortens our livesSparty MSU

Real question here though, does LBJ like Izzo?  Count Phillip as a guy who thinks LeBron  would have to for it to get this far:  Jackson Not Convinced Cavs aren’t consulting LeBron on coaching search AOL Fanhouse, Chris Tomasson

In the end will it happen?  It may just come down to timing: For both Izzo and Cavs, its all about timingCurse of Cleveland, Kirk 

And lastly….

As a guy who was on the roster during Bill Sudeck’s final season, thanks to Jim Wyant for making this donation, and thanks to Terry Pluto for helping people remember a Cleveland Institution, Coach Bill Sudeck:  Former Coach Inspires CWRU Graduate to Donate $4 million to schoolPlain Dealer, Terry Pluto 

And if you want to donate to a good cause yourself, Mario and Rob are currently 14,000 feet above sea level into their climb, click here to help:  Wounded Warriors ProjectTeam Sawtooth Soldiers

Brendan Bowers

About Brendan Bowers

I am the founding editor of I am also a content strategist and social media manager with Electronic Merchant Systems in Cleveland. My work has been published in SLAM Magazine, KICKS Magazine, The Locker Room Magazine,,, and elsewhere. I've also written a lot of articles that have been published here.