Checking out the job market for coaches and ex-coaches:

■ The odds on Tom Izzo getting the Minnesota Timberwolves’ coaching job are 4-1, according to

President of basketball operations Flip Saunders is a 3-2 favorite to hire himself, and Izzo is next, along with Florida’s Billy Donovan and Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg.

■ Yet Mike DeCourcy,, says Izzo and Donovan don’t make fiscal sense.

He writes: “Both earn in the neighborhood of $4 million and will earn at least that much for as long as they choose to remain at their current jobs. ... An NBA team would have to pay either north of $6 million.