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.