Sports
5:30 am
Wed June 9, 2010

Cavs confirm contact with Izzo

INDEPENDENCE, OH – Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert will not discuss reports he has offered a job to Michigan State's Tom Izzo and says superstar free agent LeBron James will not be
consulted during the team's search for a new coach.

Gilbert strongly refuted theories that James has had input on previous hires, the firing of coach Mike Brown and general manager Danny Ferry's recent departure.

New GM Chris Grant confirms the club has talked with Izzo but would not provide any details.

Grant says the team has no timetable to hire a new coach. He says the Cavs "just want to find the right guy."