Just like I know that the snow will soon stop. As sure as I am that clowns do indeed eat the souls of children. I can now officially say that yet another (stupid) annual Tom Izzo courting period by the NBA has begun.
Unlike the end of the world, courting the Michigan State Spartans coach never starts with a whimper. It starts with the Detroit Pistons doing their near yearly throw stuff out there and see what sticks routine.
According to a report (mind you, I can do this every year), Detroit has Tom Izzo at the head of their coaching target list. Because, you know what, of course they do — he is Tom Izzo!
It does not mean a gosh darn thing, though. Izzo is basically a college basketball god and the Pistons are a toothpick you use to clean out your teeth. I mean that with as much respect that I can muster towards the Detroit franchise.
Some are going to lend credence to these reports, but not me. Why would a coach leave a job in which he is the equivalent of Hulk Hogan in the WWE, to be Hulk Hogan in TNA? Wait. No. It is worse than that.
Why would Tom Izzo take a job in which he is the equivalent of Marty Jannetty as a member of The Rockers, to be the Marty Jannetty of 2014?
Whatever, man. I am sick of this. Izzo isn’t going to go coach a bad team. Bring me rumors of a ready-made NBA squad and we will talk. Until then…
Yes, I am comparing Detroit to the 2014 version of Marty Jannetty.