Cavaliers to Interview Former Maccabi Tel Aviv Coach David Blatt

Israeli who coached team to European championship seeking future in the NBA.

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Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt.
Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt.Credit: Reuters

A person familiar with the Cavaliers’ coaching search said Wednesday the team will interview former Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt.

Blatt stepped down from his job with the European champions last week, saying he will accept an unspecified job in the NBA. The 55-year-old will meet with the Cavs about their vacancy, said the person who spoke Sunday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not discussing its plans.

Yahoo! first reported the timing of Blatt’s meeting.

Blatt also is believed to be contemplating a job as an assistant with Golden State under new coach Steve Kerr.

The Cavs are into the second month of their search to replace Mike Brown, fired on May 12. The club had second interviews with Los Angeles Clippers assistants Alvin Gentry and Tyronn Lue on Friday, meetings which included owner Dan Gilbert.

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