Maccabi Tel Aviv Coach David Blatt a Potential Candidate for Cavaliers Head Coaching Vacancy

The Cavaliers could have a new candidate in their search for a head coach, as David Blatt, the head coach of the Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli Super League, is reportedly being considered for the position. Blatt is considered one of the best coaches at the international level, as he led Maccabi Tel Aviv to the 2014 Euroleague title over Real Madrid. He also coached the Russian National Team to a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics, a team which featured current Cavalier Sergey Karasev. In total, Blatt has almost 30 years of experience as a player or coach in Israel, Russia, Turkey, Italy, and Greece.

Blatt has also been named in consideration for assistant coach positions with the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves. Per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo, Golden State has been particularly aggressive in attempts to hire Blatt as an assistant to Steve Kerr. At this time, however, the Cavaliers are the only team to have reported interest in hiring Blatt as a head coach.

The Cavaliers have reportedly interviewed five candidates for their head coaching position: Vinny Del Negro, Alvin Gentry, Tyronn Lue, Adrian Griffin, and Lionel Hollins. Blatt has not had an interview scheduled with the Cavaliers at this time.

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