10 Things You Didn’t Know About David Blatt
1. Blatt is a proven winner globally
Although they won the year before, Blatt and the Russian team were overwhelmed by the other teams in Beijing, as they did not even make it to the knockout round in 2008. At this point, Blatt was coaching NBA players such as SF/PF Andrei Kirelinko on the national team. They would go on to capture the Bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympic games, showing a vast improvement compared to their 2008 Olympic performance.