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Euroleague legend gets his big chance: New Cavaliers coach David Blatt has no NBA experience, but plenty of victories

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv coach  David Blatt gestures to his players during their Euroleague basketball match on Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)

David Blatt has never been on the bench — as a player, assistant or head coach — for an NBA game. That’s about to change, as the 55-year-old overseas sensation was named head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. Blatt, who is currently traveling, will be formally introduced Wednesday at an 11 a.m. press Read More…

Cavaliers turn toward David Blatt in coach search and likely away from Kansas big man Joel Embiid as top draft pick

David Blatt

One big question was on the verge of being answered by the Cavaliers on Thursday, but another “big” one popped up. David Blatt was in contract negotiations with the Cleveland front office late into the night to succeed Mike Brown as head coach. The Cavs had made no announcement at press time, but numerous reports Read More…

Cavs focus narrows on coach possibilities while draft pick now up in the air

David Blatt

One big question could be on the verge of being answered by the Cavaliers, but an even bigger one popped up Thursday. David Blatt emerged as the clear frontrunner to succeed Mike Brown as head coach, with some reports calling his hiring “imminent.” The Cavs have made no announcement. Meanwhile, just when it seemed the Read More…

David Blatt, successful Euroleague coach, meets with Cavs

David Blatt

David Blatt was in town interviewing for the Cavaliers’ vacant head coaching position Wednesday, and it appears the search for Mike Brown’s replacement might be over soon. Blatt, 55, previously spoke at length with Cavs general manager David Griffin over the phone. He is seen by some as the leading candidate to replace Brown, who Read More…

Rick Noland: There’s a chance LeBron James could return to the Cavaliers, but the feeling here is he’ll stay with the Heat

LeBron James

It could happen. I didn’t say it will or that it’s probable or even that there’s a decent chance. I simply said it could occur. We are talking, of course, about LeBron James returning to the Cavaliers. Over the next four weeks or so, those of you who are sick and tired of hearing about Read More…

Cavaliers’ coaching search a month old, still unresolved

Now more than a month old, the Cavaliers’ coaching search still appears to be going in several directions. Los Angeles Clippers assistants Tyronn Lue, 37, and Alvin Gentry, 59, reportedly had second interviews Friday with general manager David Griffin. Owner Dan Gilbert was also set to participate. That could mean Lue and Gentry are the Read More…

Former star Mark Price to interview for Cavaliers coaching job, while John Calipari reportedly turned down huge deal

Mark Price

The Cavaliers’ coaching search just got a whole lot more interesting. The team will interview extremely popular former point guard Mark Price today for its vacant head coaching position, according to several reports Monday. That wasn’t the only news on a busy day regarding the search for a successor to Mike Brown, fired May 12 Read More…

Rick Noland: Cramping puts LeBron James in a tight spot

Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) is helped from the court by guard Mario Chalmers, guard Dwyane Wade, Erik Spoelstra, front, right, and Rashard Lewis. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Got my water, my Gatorade and a banana. Should the air conditioning in the office fail, I will fight through it. Heck, even if that mysterious injury to my right elbow flares up, I will battle on and type solely with my left hand. I know, I know. Too easy. And maybe not even fair. Read More…

Cavaliers: Coaching search at 5 interviews, including former Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro

Vinny Del Negro

The Cavaliers have now interviewed five people for their vacant coaching job. Former Clippers and Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro, who has a close personal relationship with Cavs general manager David Griffin, was interviewed over the weekend. Twelve-year veteran head coach Alvin Gentry, former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins, Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin and Clippers assistant Read More…

Cavaliers begin interview process, meet with Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin

The Cavaliers interviewed their first head coaching candidate Tuesday evening, with more to follow soon. Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin met with Cleveland, according to multiple reports, with Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue and former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins scheduled to be interviewed by the Cavs this week. The Cavs have also asked for permission to speak Read More…