Ok, ok, ok. I’ve had to sit there for two whole weeks and read rumor after rumor about who’s coming in as the next coach of our Cleveland Cavaliers, who’s not coming in, and what LeBron James has to do with it all. Enough is enough. We are not in a position to hire a frontline head coach until LeBron signs, or doesn’t sign. Simple as that. It's the reason we didn’t get Tom Izzo, because he was unsure of LeBron’s status and couldn’t get to talk to him. If he had spoken to the King and gotten some kind of inclination of where he plans to lay his head for the forthcoming six years, he might of took the ridiculous offer we had on the table. But he didn’t, and now we’re back to square one in our search. And you know what, GOOD!!! We don’t want a college coach to try win an NBA Championship, not going to happen. The guy who seems to have been moved into the front running position is now Byron Scott. Reports indicate that sources have said the Cavs have reached out to Jason Kidd and Chris Paul to get some firsthand feedback on Scott, if you believe what sources these days say that is. But look, like I said a few lines back, our coaching situation should be firmly put on the back burner because right now there are two bigger obstacles facing this franchise: July 1st and the saga that has been coming since 2006, and, the fact that the team we have in place right now isn’t good enough to get the job done
Let’s start with the less talked about issue these days - the current team:
For some bizarre reason, Mo Williams' salary increases next season, then decreases the following two. I’m not asking somebody to explain to me why this is the case, I’m asking somebody to justify it to me. He’s a pretty good regular season guard – like I’ve said before – but when it matters, when defense outweighs taking 20 shots a night against Minnesota, he has left us wanting. I love Anthony Parker; he’s pretty solid for a guy who offers us no foreseeable future seeing as he’s like, what, 40? Our small forward position gets a “pass” right now, because we all know the story there. I’ve made my pitch
, as have the rest of Akron over this past weekend. The time is up for last-ditch bargaining, he knows what he’s doing himself, his mind is made up, and I’m fully convinced of it. He didn’t speak to Izzo because he has stated that he wants a coach with “NBA experience” - be it as a player or coach. Imagine this - what if he did speak to Izzo, and Izzo got a hunch that he was staying, and took the job. Think about it, we then would have hired a guy with the criteria that LeBron openly stated he didn’t want. Where would that leave us? Exactly – sort out the team first and coaches will come to us...