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Izzo, Cavs talk contract

Michigan State’s Tom Izzo told his team he has talked to the Cleveland Cavaliers about their coaching vacancy, imploring them to concentrate on their classes and workouts to get better on and off the court.

“That was the gist of the meeting yesterday,” associate head coach Mark Montgomery told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Izzo did not tell the Spartans he was leaving the school to coach the Cavs.

His decision, which could come within days or drag out for a month, might hinge on whether LeBron James re-signs in Cleveland.

A text message was sent Wednesday by the AP to Izzo, who declined to comment about Cleveland-related reports in a radio interview earlier this week.

Some of his ex-players and a former assistant coach — along with Michigan State fans — have been riveted to developments about a possible departure.