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Former NBA coach Blatt leaves Olympiakos

Oct 07, 2019 - 6:14 PM

David Blatt, who led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in 2015, is currently diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis

FAREWELL. It is uncertain, though, whether David Blatt leaving is related to his health. Photo from David Blatt Facebook page


Blatt's firing 'embarrassing for the league,' says NBA coach Van Gundy

Jan 26, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy is confused by the Cleveland Cavaliers decision to fire the coach of the East s first placed team

FIRED. David Blatt was fired as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers despite leading his team to the best record in the East. Photo by Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

Lue thinks fired coach Blatt should still lead East All-Star team

Jan 25, 2016 - 4:34 AM

Tyronn Lue says recently fired coach David Blatt should get credit for leading the Cavs to first place in the East but won t pass on the opportunity to coach the East himself

OUT. David Blatt was fired as Cleveland Cavaliers coach despite leading the team to the NBA Finals last year and the best record in the East this year. Photo by David Maxwell/EPA

Cavs fall to Bulls in Lue's coaching debut

Jan 24, 2016 - 2:16 PM

Tyronn Lue s tenure as Cleveland Cavaliers coach got off to a rocky start as they lose by 13 to the Chicago Bulls

BAD START. Tyronn Lue's NBA coaching record is now 0-1. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

'Surprised' LeBron denies influence in Blatt firing

Jan 24, 2016 - 11:22 AM

LeBron James says he had no involvement in the decision to fire David Blatt and promote James long time friend Tyronn Lue to head coach

OUTSVILLE. David Blatt (R) is out as coach, just a season after leading LeBron James (L) and the rest of the Cavs to the NBA Finals. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors welcome coach Steve Kerr back with win over Pacers

Jan 23, 2016 - 5:22 PM

NBA MVP Stephen Curry registers a triple double in Steve Kerr s return to the sidelines following complications from pre season back surgery

WELCOME BACK. The Warriors gave Steve Kerr a warm welcome back with a victory over the Indiana Pacers. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Tired Cavs need reserves to step up, says LeBron James

Jun 13, 2015 - 1:27 PM

LeBron James admits the Cavs are run down after nearly 2 months of playoff basketball saying the team needs to dig deeper into its bench for fresh players

HELP WANTED. LeBron James has single-handedly kept Cleveland in the series but needs his teammates to hold the fort in the moments when he seeks a breather. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Rookie coaches in NBA Finals were nearly on same side

Jun 06, 2015 - 1:12 PM

Kerr wanted Blatt as part of his Golden State Warriors coaching staff before he took the head coaching post in Cleveland

Steve Kerr (L) and David Blatt (R), who are embroiled in a best-of-7 NBA Finals series, coursed their careers through the Middle East. Photos from WikiCommons

How the Cleveland Cavaliers can win the NBA title

Jun 04, 2015 - 1:13 PM

For the first time in 8 years a LeBron James team is entering the NBA Finals as underdogs Here s how they can beat the Golden State Warriors

Kyrie Irving was an All-NBA Third Team selection this season while LeBron James was a First Team selection. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

The Lowdown: 2015 NBA Finals

Jun 04, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Here are some notable trivia about the Warriors Cavs and this NBA Finals

Warriors vs Cavs: What you need to know about the 2015 NBA Finals

Jun 04, 2015 - 11:48 AM

Last two teams standing This is all you need to know about the 2015 NBA Finals

Five reasons the Cavaliers may or may not be doomed

Jan 15, 2015 - 5:09 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers entered the 2014 2015 season with high expectations Examine 5 reasons why they may be able to save their season and 5 why they won t be able to

CAVALIER ATTITUDE. The Cavs have endured an identity crisis, issues with coaching and poor defensive efforts during a so far disappointing season. Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs worry about player response to Blatt - report

Dec 30, 2014 - 11:37 AM

David Blatt says he s not he might be losing control of the team instead he is concerned with how we are playing

DISCONNECT? Cleveland Cavaliers execs are worried head coach David Blatt is not getting to his players the way he should. Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

LeBron triple-double lifts Cavs over Pelicans

Nov 11, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Four time NBA MVP finishes with 32 points 12 rebounds and 10 assists as the Cavs score another good win

MVP FORM. LeBron James tallies the 19th triple-double of his career in the Cavs win over Pelicans. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: Cavaliers name Blatt as head coach

Jun 21, 2014 - 3:21 PM

David Blatt who guided Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv to the 2014 Euroleague Championship was named the new coach of the NBA s Cleveland Cavaliers

CAV IN CHARGE. David Blatt, seen here coaching Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, will lead the Cleveland Cavaliers this coming season. Photo by Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

FIBA World Cup: Who deserves the four wildcard slots?

Jan 29, 2014 - 8:24 PM

Basketball writer Enzo Flojo gives his picks on which teams he thinks should fill the remaining 4 FIBA World Cup wildcard spots and why

WILD CARD. Which teams will fill in the blanks at the FIBA World Cup in Spain?