david blatt

David Michael Blatt is an American-Israeli basketball coach currently coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers. A former professional player himself, Blatt was born in Framingham, Massachusetts to a Jewish family. He played for Princeton in college, where he was on a basketball scholarship and studied English Literature. During his sophomore year, he was recruited to play in Israel for the summer at Kibbutz Gan Shmuel, an experience that panned out to be life-changing. Blatt won a gold medal with the USA team at the 1981 Maccabiah Games. Following the games, he began playing basketball in Israel's super league. He later began coahing teams such as Hapoel Galil Elyon, Maccabi Tel Aviv, and Dynamo St. Petersburg. Blatt is recognized for leading a comeback for Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2014 - taking the championship title in the Euroleague. After the win, Blatt parted ways with the Israeli team and landed a coaching gig with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is married to Kinneret Blatt and has four children. Blatt has been awarded with several honors throughout his career, amongst them: The 2014 Euroleague Coach of the Year, and 2015 NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for March.
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Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv coach David Blatt looks on during the match against Real Madrid in their Eu

NY Knicks cut consultant David Blatt

Blatt guided Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv to the EuroLeague championship and a number of European teams before being hired by the Cavs.


David Blatt steps down as head coach of Greek basketball team

The announcement comes less than two months after Blatt announced that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.


Fmr. Cavaliers coach David Blatt reveals he has Multiple Sclerosis

Israeli-American basketball icon vows to ‘never give up’ in the face of being diagnosed with autoimmune disease, plans to continue coaching.


Israel’s Blatt has Turkish team on brink of Eurocup title

The Israeli former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach is aiming to return to the NBA ahead of 2018/19.

Israel national team and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Omri Casspi took part in Basketball Without

Basketball without Borders descends on Israel

The camp will also include a variety of NBA Cares and Jr. NBA community outreach efforts with youth in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in partnership with local community organizations.

Maccabi Tel Aviv is hoping David Blatt will accept the club’s three-year offer to become its next co

Blatt remaining patient as he waits for another NBA opportunity

While he remains focused on achieving his coaching aspirations, Blatt is still intent on pursuing a career in diplomacy.

Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt

Would Blatt get a championship ring?

Blatt will be coaching in Turkey next season, signing a deal with Euroleague club Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul.

Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt

NBA: Israeli hoops whiz Blatt loses out on Knicks job to Hornacek

Jeff Hornacek was 101-112 throughout his tenure in Phoenix before management fired him over a 14-35 start in early February.

David Blatt is still licking his wounds after being fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers last week, but

David Blatt being considered for Sacramento Kings head coaching position

Should Blatt sign with the Kings he would team-up with Israeli forward Omri Casspi.

David Blatt is still licking his wounds after being fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers last week, but

'Israeli David Blatt on list of candidates for Lakers' coaching vacancy'

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