Tom Izzo visits with Cleveland Cavaliers, but leaves town without making decisio
Tom Izzo came, he saw, he dined. What he’ll do next, however, remains
The Michigan State coach and his family spent all Thursday afternoon and
evening with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, General Manager Chris Grant,
and assistant general manager Lance Blanks.
According to multiple sources, the visit went well and Izzo and his
family were impressed with the Cavs’ facilities and the city. But Izzo
left town after nearly nine hours without accepting Gilbert’s offer
After arriving on one of Dan Gilbert’s private jets around 1 p.m., Izzo and his family were ushered away in two black SUVs. He visited Cleveland Clinic Courts in Independence, met Cavs staff and then had dinner.
As Izzo was spending the day in Cleveland, Spartans fans in East Lansing, Mich., held a rally at the university hoping the coach who has led the team to six Final Fours in the past 12 years would stay.
When he got back home, Izzo declined to talk about what happened in Cleveland and told reporters he felt bad about the situation.
"I feel bad about that, I feel bad about all that stuff," Izzo said. "But I do feel good that I did what I had to do and I will, uh, apologize to everybody for not commenting."