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Izzo turns down chance to coach Cavs

Updated: June 16, 2010, 1:07 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Tom Izzo resisted the temptation of possibly coaching LeBron James to focus instead on a sure thing -- building the next generation of superstars at Michigan State.

"Instead of coaching them in the NBA, I'm going to coach them in the NCAA," Izzo said Tuesday night at a news conference after he turned down a chance to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers

Izzo rejected the NBA in part because he was unable to speak with James, although he did speak with people in his ...

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