The AP reports:

The Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in hiring Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo to replace Mike Brown, whom they fired as coach last month, according to the Spartans’ athletic director, Mark Hollis.

“If I was anywhere but at Michigan State, I would be interested in Tom, too, because he’s the best coach in college basketball,” Hollis said in a telephone interview, adding that there was “not a contract offer on the table” from the Cavaliers.

Multiple news media outlets have reported on the Cavaliers’ interest in Izzo.