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Dan Gilbert to Tom Izzo: Hang in there

Updated: February 8, 2011, 10:58 AM ET
Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- A Brink's truck was backed up near Tom Izzo's office at Michigan State on Monday morning.

No, it wasn't sent by Dan Gilbert.

But the Cleveland Cavaliers owner, who gave Izzo a chance to double what he's making this season, did try to encourage the beleaguered coach of his alma mater on Monday.

"Hang in there," Izzo said Gilbert wrote in a text message.

Izzo said he responded in kind to Gilbert, whose team lost its NBA-record 25th straight game Monday ...

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