According to Allon Sinai of the Jerusalem Post, new Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt will coach Cleveland’s summer league team in order to help himself prepare and get to know some of his young players.
David Blatt to coach Cavs in Summer League in order to get to know players better and help himself prepare for the real thing.
— Allon Sinai (@AllonSinai) June 24, 2014
This news makes a lot of sense. Blatt, despite being a renowned basketball mind, likely will have an adjustment period due to the differences between the Euroleague and the NBA. Also, it will give Blatt a first look at whomever the Cavs take in the draft and some other young players such as Anthony Bennett, Matthew Dellavedova and Sergey Karasev. This should also benefit the players who can get an early look at what Blatt is like as a head coach and some of the basic intrigues of his offense and defense.