David Blatt Accepts Cleveland Cavaliers’ Championship Ring Offer

October 4th, 2016 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt didn't guide the team to its first-ever NBA title against the Golden State Warriors in June, but he will receive some hardware for it. 

On Tuesday, Blatt told Bleacher Report contributor David Pick that he will accept a championship ring from the Cavaliers despite having his tenure cut surprisingly short:

After coming over from Israel and coaching the Cavaliers to an Eastern Conference title during the 2014-15 season, Blatt coached Cleveland to a 30-11 record in 2015-16 season before being fired in January.

Cavaliers general manager David Griffin stated that the move was made due to "a lack of fit with our personnel and our vision," via ESPN.com.

While his replacement, Tyronn Lue, posted a poorer record than Blatt during the regular season at 27-14, the Cavaliers went 16-5 in the postseason and overcame a 3-1 deficit to the Golden State Warriors to take the title.

Even though his firing was sudden and questioned by many, Blatt held no ill feelings toward the organization when speaking with the media in May, via USA Today's Jef ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.