Source: Izzo ‘torn’ about Cavs offer

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has polled people about the dynamics of coaching LeBron James(notes) and researched potential assistants for an NBA staff, but has not decided whether he wants to join the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Cavaliers and close associates of Izzo had yet to hear whether he would leave Michigan State. One associate described Izzo as “torn” as late as Tuesday night, but didn’t get the sense Izzo had settled all the questions he still had about leaping to the NBA.

If Izzo takes the Cavs job, a source says, he wants to make sure he has an elite assistant with a strong history of NBA success.

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Updated Wednesday, Jun 9, 2010