MSU AD says Cavs have not offered Izzo a contract

UNDATED – Michigan State's athletic director says the Cleveland Cavaliers have not offered Tom Izzo a contract but confirms the NBA team is interested in the Spartans' coach.

Mark Hollis spoke to The Associated Press on Monday after The News-Herald of Willoughby, Ohio, reported the Cavs have made Izzo an offer to replace fired coach Mike Brown. The story cited an unidentified league source.

The Cavs would not comment, and Izzo has chosen not to confirm or deny the reports.

Izzo is regularly mentioned as a candidate for NBA and other college jobs since Michigan State won a national championship in 2000. He led the Spartans to the Final Four this year for the sixth time in 12 seasons.