Former Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt met with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday to discuss the head coaching vacancy. According to The Plain Dealer, senior correspondent at Eurobasket.com, Sportando.com and ONE.co.il David Pick tweeted out after the interview that the Cavaliers had “a good talk” with Blatt. Despite already talking with Cleveland general manager David Griffin over the phone, Blatt’s meeting with the Cavs on Wednesday was their first face-to-face talk together.
Although Los Angeles Clippers assistants Alvin Gentry and Tyronn Lue have already had second interviews with the Cavaliers, it looks to be a three horse race between Gentry, Lue and Blatt for the title of Cleveland Cavaliers head coach. Pick, however, also reported that many are advising Blatt to take the assistant coaching job with the Golden State Warriors instead of diving in head first with the Cavaliers.
It is very likely that Cleveland will be selecting a head coach before the 2014 NBA Draft on June 26. The team is on the record with saying that they would prefer to have someone in the head coaching role before next Thursday.
It was also reported that Miami Heat assistant David Fitzdale may also interview with the Cavaliers regarding the head coaching vacancy.