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Cavs’ GM David Griffin Defends David Blatt: “Blatt’s Head Coaching Job Is Pretty Safe.”

Last week, reports of a divide between the Cleveland Cavaliers and their first-year head coach David Blatt surfaced from an unknown source. These became prevalent as the Cavaliers were on their heels after multiple blowout losses and a season of injuries.

Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin spoke out about these reports, calling them “ridiculous.” Here’s more from Griffin courtesy of Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio:

Here is David Griffin’s full statement regarding David Blatt’s job security:

“No change is being made, period. It’s such a ridiculous assertion. It seemed giving life to it is what would happen by talking about it so I didn’t want to do that. At the same time it’s just time for everybody to get on with it. We have a chance to galvanize ourselves and grow and move in a positive direction so I want to make sure we’re doing that in a fresh environment.”

With this statement, albeit all the struggles early on this season, David Blatt’s head coaching job is pretty safe:

“This is exactly what we said it’s going to be: It’s a work in progress and we’re going to continue to get better every day.” – Cavs’ GM David Griffin

With injuries to more than half of the starting five after Kyrie Irving left the Mavericks game with back soreness, that progress has been somewhat impeded. Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson are starting to get in a rhythm while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are recovering from some nagging injuries. Cleveland looks poised for a good run when they all come together at full health.

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