Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt announced that he will be leaving Israel for the NBA at a press conference Thursday evening.

"The truth is that I don't know yet where I am going," he said.

Blatt said that while he was offered the chance to stay on at Tel Aviv, he decided this was the best time for him to leave.

"I'm not leaving Maccabi for a bigger contract. I'm not necessarily leaving for a better place," Blatt continued. "I'm leaving to follow my dream."

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