He may not want to be part of the process, and the Cavaliers may not be involving him in the search for their new Head Coach. Either way, it appears LeBron's thoughts on the matter have leaked out anyway.
According to Brian Windhorst, a source close to James has said LeBron is supportive of the hire, should Izzo agree to come to the Cavaliers.
According to a high-level source, James would endorse the Cavs' hiring Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo.
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said last week that James is not involved in the search for a replacement for Mike Brown, but sources have indicated James approves of the highly-respected Izzo. James also said in an interview with Larry King that he doesn't want to be heavily involved with selecting his next coach.
But James "100 percent" would endorse Izzo's hiring, the source said.
Is this move a message from LeBron to Izzo, letting him know that he would be willing to play for him? Is this LeBron's way of massaging Izzo into taking the job? Every day is a new conspiracy theory, and this is not different. It does make the non-stop waiting for Izzo's decision a bit more bearable, however.