Report: David Blatt agrees to become Cavs head coach

The Cleveland Cavaliers have found their man. According to Adrian Wojarnowski of Yahoo! Sports, David Blatt has officially agreed to become the new head coach of the Cavaliers. Reports surfaced yesterday that the Cavs had offered Blatt the job yesterday and negotiations went well into the night. Blatt’s deal with the Cavaliers is reportedly worth $20 million over four years.

To get his first NBA job, Blatt beat out Los Angeles Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue, who the Cavaliers would reportedly like to hire to be a member of Blatt’s staff. Blatt, 55, is the first coach to make the jump from the Euroleague to the NBA. The Cavs were pressured to move quickly on Blatt in part due to the fact that Blatt was ready to accept an assistant job with the Golden State Warriors under Steve Kerr. The Cavs should make the move official later today with a press conference taking place early next week.


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  • Joe

    Football is a simple game severely limited by rules and boundaries.
    Basketball is even more severely limited, incredibly simple.
    No coach can come up with anything that has not been done many times before.
    Coaches excel when they can handle stress and make instant adjustments to strategy, motivate and communicate, understand young men, deal with press and public, and persuade young men to make their own adjustments to life and basketball.
    Can David Blatt do that as well or better than any other candidate?
    Kevin Griffin thinks so, Dan Gilbert thinks so, and former Blatt player, Anthony Parker, testified so.
    It’s great to have a coach and a philosophy in the building before a crucial draft.
    Consider Jim Cleamons, Shane Battier, and Anthony Parker as assistants.