The Cleveland Cavaliers remain in a constant state of anticipation for now. With no head coach and no decision from LeBron James on where he will be next season, the Cavaliers have a lot to look forward to in the next several weeks as their future is decided.
A New Coach a New Season
This week, Tom Izzo, the Michigan State basketball coach, turned down the head coaching position he was offered by the Cavaliers. Now the Cavaliers turn their sights possibly to another man, Byron Scott.
Scott is a retired NBA player and former New Jersey Nets and New Orleans Hornets head coach. He has proven over the years to not only be a winning coach, but also a coach who can rally a team and take them to the finals, like he did with the Nets.
With the amount of talent present on the Cavaliers team, if Scott were chosen as the new coach, he would have no problem motivating and reshaping the Cavaliers, and taking them to not only the playoffs next season, but the finals as well.
There the Cavs could have a good shot at winning the championship title.
However, some are speculating that Scott may turn down the coaching position in Cleveland.
If Scott chooses not to join the Cavaliers, who will be their next choice for head coach?
The next choice in line may be coach John Calipari of the University of Kentucky. He was seen at one of the Cavaliers playoff games this season, and it is well known that he and James are on good terms.
Calipari may be the next perfect coaching match for the Cavaliers because he is not only a successful basketball coach, but he has shown that he can also get along with the Cavs’ star player James.
This is important because Dan Gilbert won’t hire anyone whom he thinks will give James any reason to leave Cleveland.
Hopefully the coaching search will end with one of these two men, and the Cavaliers can rest easier knowing they have a coach for next season.
Will LeBron James Leave Cleveland?
No one will know for certain until the free agency talks open up in the next few weeks, whether or not James will be part of the Cavaliers roster next season.
While he may have originally looked elsewhere in the nation for a new team, I doubt James will leave Cleveland. Not only does he have friend and family ties in the city of Cleveland, but he has also an image and stardom in Cleveland that he may not get anywhere else on any other team.
Cleveland is where James made a name for himself, Cleveland is where he got his start, and now when people think Cleveland they think of LeBron James. Why would James want to lose not only that kind of stardom, but that level of fan appreciation as well?
It may turn out the James chooses to leave Cleveland next season.
I doubt that he will.
Hopefully he will announce his decision soon in the following weeks, so the rest of his team and fans alike can rest easier knowing whether or not their star player will be playing in Cleveland once again.