April 25, 2014

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Michigan State’s Izzo tours Cavaliers’ team digs

INDEPENDENCE — Tom Izzo was in town Thursday touring the Cavaliers facilities and meeting with front office members, but a source said it was unlikely the Cavaliers would announce a coaching hire today. Izzo, who has led Michigan State to six Final Four appearances and one national champi­onship in the last 12 years, flew into Read More…

Tom Izzo mulls move to Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE — Things could be getting serious between Tom Izzo and the Cavaliers. According to several reports, Izzo held a meeting Tues­day night with his Michigan State players to inform them he was talking to the Cavaliers about their vacant head coaching position. Izzo did not tell the players he was taking the job, only Read More…

Cavs owner denies LeBron is calling the shots

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INDEPENDENCE — Tom Izzo isn’t the only person the Cavaliers have talked to about their vacant head coaching position and LeBron James isn’t being consulted about the search, let alone running the entire organization. That was the word from owner Dan Gilbert and new general manager Chris Grant during a Tuesday afternoon news conference at Read More…

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert wants Michigan State coach Tom Izzo

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A Michigan State graduate is apparently interested in sign­ing his alma mater’s coach. Tom Izzo has emerged as the hottest candidate to fill the Cavaliers’ vacant head coach­ing position, with team owner Dan Gilbert apparently lead­ing the charge. Contary to previous reports, Michigan State athletic direc­tor Mark Hollis told The Asso­ciated Press on Monday that Read More…

Cavs writer Rick Noland: Dream job or nightmare for new Cavs GM?

When Chris Grant is for­mally introduced this after­noon as the ninth general manager in Cavaliers history, he’ll be in a far different situa­tion than any of his eight predecessors. Never in the franchise’s 40 previous seasons have the stakes been so high, but never have there been so many questions and unknowns (not to mention, Read More…

Danny Ferry resigns as GM of Cleveland Cavaliers

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CLEVELAND – Regardless of how LeBron James’ free-agency saga plays out, the Cavaliers will have a very different look next season. Danny Ferry, who spent the last five years as Cleveland’s general manager, announced Friday that he and the franchise are parting ways in a “mutual decision” with owner Dan Gilbert. The move comes just Read More…

When LeBron talks … More highlights from The King’s Larry King chat

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CLEVELAND — LeBron James doesn’t play for the Hawks, but his impact was felt Wednesday in downtown Atlanta. CNN, whose headquarters are in the Georgia city, opted to release a complete transcript of James’ appearance on “Larry King Live” — two days before the program airs — because of extraordinary interest in the Cavaliers’ superstar Read More…

LeBron tells Larry King Cavs have edge

LeBron James, shown May 13, taped an interview at his home near Akron on Tuesday with CNN’s Larry King. The segment will air Friday. (AP file photo.)

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers forward LeBron James finally broke his silence Tuesday about his impending foray into free agency. The two-time NBA MVP told CNN’s Larry King that Cleve­land “absolutely” has an edge over the league’s 29 other teams when he hits the open market July 1. James subsequently explained why the Cavaliers have the best Read More…

LeBron makes local appearance but stays mum on future

CLEVELAND – Fresh from a postseason vacation, LeBron James was back among Cleveland fans for the first time since the Cavaliers’ playoff flop. The reunion was somewhat awkward. James, whose impending free agency could change the course of several NBA franchises, was a guest judge at an amateur dunk contest that drew a large crowd Read More…

Mike Brown exits with class as Cavs head coach

INDEPENDENCE — In his first public statement since being fired as coach of the Cavaliers, Mike Brown exhibited the same quality that stood out the most during his five years in charge — class. “The past five years have been an exceptional experience,” Brown said in a statement released through the Cavaliers on Wednes­day. “I Read More…