Now, the coach that Dan Gilbert wanted --and perhaps always has wanted for the Cavaliers -- has opted not to take the job.
Tom Izzo says he will stay at Michigan State rather than take the reins in Cleveland.
For Izzo, the one big chip that Gilbert couldn't deliver was LeBron.
It all comes down to LeBron and whether he decides to stay or go. Every decision made within in the organization revolves around him.
Until we get to "decision day" and find out once and for all where LeBron will spend the next phase of his career, no one will be knocking down the door to coach the Cavaliers.
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