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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 at 1:30 pm  |  13 responses

Cavs Wooing Both Tom Izzo and Byron Scott?

Tom Izzo will reportedly be in Cleveland today touring the Cavs’ facilities and chatting with team officials, but according to several published reports. Byron Scott is also in the running for the coaching gig: “Gilbert is believed to be pressuring Izzo for a decision sooner rather than later, which is perhaps why Byron Scott’s name is now being mentioned in connection to the Cavaliers’ job. Gilbert could be using Scott to leverage Izzo for an answer. Gilbert is doing his best to land a marquee coach before July 1 for two reasons, according to sources: To provide James with another reason to re-sign, and also to have a respected coach in place even if James decides to leave. Scott is enjoying his time away from the court as an ESPN analyst, according to a source close to the former coach. He is taking care of his elderly parents, who are ill, and spending time with adult children. Scott is still very interested in the Lakers’ job and wants to know Phil Jackson’s future. If Jackson leaves, Scott would like to be considered in Los Angeles. Even if Jackson remains, Scott believes it will only be for another year, and is willing to wait it out in order to have a shot at the job. Scott is also interested to see how a potential lockout after next season would affect the league, according to a source.”

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  • http://twitter.com/pdxgaybball dma

    this is billy donovan/stan van gundy all over again

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    yeah. great news. i dont mind having either one of them.. though the only thing i have with izzo is the little success of the majority of college-to-pro coaches. still hopefully we could get either one.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    LeBron on new coach: “Just to clarify, in a zone defense the SF doesn’t have to move, right?”

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Word is that Izzo is leaning towards the Cavs job. Not sure if making the move from college to the pros is the best choice for a coach. Only a few ever make it.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Word is that Izzo is leaning towards the Cavs job. Not sure if making the move from college to the pros is the best choice for a coach. Only a few ever make it.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    If Izzo leaves for the NBA, it’ll be yet another crazy coaching carousel in the NCAA, not to mention recruits and players transferring left and right.

  • http://www.weallscheme.com BackInBlack

    they should go with Byron Scott

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    People still say “wooing”??

  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    Enigmatic – Yeah you got to woo the ladies…

  • RedRum

    If they get Izzo it shows to me that they have quit the Lebron sweepstakes. Lebron wants to win a ring next year. When was the last time a rookie ex-college coach won the NBA championship? That’s right, never… I think Larry Brown should be coming if they want a ring. Anyone else (ok maybe Jax) cannot get it done.

  • http://nba.com/cavaliers Stephon

    To me the Cavs should get Byron Scott because if look at the history of college coaches taking the jump to the NBA, the percentage is horrible, now Izzo is a great coach and I’m sure he’ll make the HOF some day, but he just shouldn’t make the jump.Byron Scott would make a great fit because to me he has to send a message to the Hornets for letting him go. I mean come on you’d go 0-11 to start the season to if you had Devin Brown on your bench.Plus Byron has won coach of the year and has a respectable coaching win percentage.To me right now he’d make a great fit for the Cavs.

  • Yesse

    Well, Byron Scott maybe, but Mike Brown sounds better.

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Gerwin

    [..] Scott is also interested to see how a potential lockout after next season would affect the league [..]; again because of the collective bargain? SLAM, please bring Shawn Bradley back in the issue. It worked in 99!

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