Today both CBS Sports and Yahoo Sports have reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers have fired head coach David Blatt.
Despite being in the Finals last year and currently sitting in first place, the Cavs never seemed comfortable with Blatt at the helm. And after being blown out by the Warriors, it appeared that something was really wrong with the team. Apparently it started with the coach as rumors surfaced that he had lost the support of the locker room.
Tyronn Lue will take over as coach on a multi-year deal.
After his release, Blatt released the following statement:
“I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to serve as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. I’d like to thank Dan Gilbert and David Griffin for giving me this opportunity and am honored to have worked with an amazing group of players from LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love through the entire roster. I’d also like to express my extreme gratitude to my coaching staff. I am indebted to them for their professionalism, hard work, loyalty and friendship. I am proud of what we have accomplished since I have been the Head Coach and wish the Cavaliers nothing but the best this season and beyond.”
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