According to a source, one thing James has let the organization know is
that he's interested in a coach that has played in the NBA. Scott, who
had a good relationship with James' close friend Chris Paul, would fit
that bill. That is why the Cavs are so interested.
Well that eliminates Cleveland if they land Tom Izzo and Chicago with Tom Thibodeau. Mike D'Antoni technically has NBA playing experience though his career minutes are less than what a typical starter has in one season, so I'm assuming that's not cutting it for LeBron either.
So while this is an interesting quote, I'm not sure it really means much in practice. I think it's quite possible (piggy-backing off the last article) that LeBron isn't going to be into Tom Izzo at all. College coaches haven't faired well in the NBA, so despite the name factor, it's likely he doesn't view Izzo as a plus.