REPORT: Months After Sudden Cleveland Debacle, David Blatt Lands New Head Coaching Job
Months after being let go by the Cleveland Cavaliers, former Head Coach David Blatt is going back overseas to coach the Turkish team Darussafaka. The news was first reported by international basketball reporter, David Pick.
European basketball reporter David Pick reported earlier Tuesday that Blatt is finalizing a multiyear contract with Darussafaka worth $1.7 million to $2 million per season, according to ESPN
Source: Ex-Cavaliers coach David Blatt finalizing deal with Darussafaka for Europe return.
— David Pick (@IAmDPick) May 31, 2016
Blatt came into Cleveland to coach an up-and-coming team, which quickly turned into a championship-or-bust team. He took them to the NBA Finals last year, with much of the postseason being missed by Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. He was then surprisingly fired in January after he’d compiled a 30-11 record to start the 2015-16 season.
It’s sad to see that Blatt was unable to land a head coaching job in the NBA despite the rumors that he could have landed in Sacramento, Houston, Minnesota, or New York.
Wish him the best of luck moving forward!