David Blatt Fired by Cavaliers: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

January 22nd, 2016 by Timothy Rapp Leave a reply »

The Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach David Blatt on Friday, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and David Aldridge of TNT.

Blatt released a statement on the decision, via Priority Sports Entertainment:

Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today reported Cavaliers general manager David Griffin "will meet with the media at 5:45 p.m. ET." Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reported, per a source, Blatt's firing was Griffin's call.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported, "LeBron James was informed of the decision to fire David Blatt today" and "was not consulted" on the decision. Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com added no players were consulted as ownership and management made the decision.

Wojnarowski paints a different picture, providing details on James' role in the decision-making process:

Before David Blatt ever conducted his first training camp practice in September 2014, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and his agent, Rich Paul, had the coach's succession plan in place: Mark Jackson.

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