Blatt leaves Cleveland
BASKETBALL IN a shock move, Cleveland Cavaliers have sacked head coach David Blatt and replaced him with his assistant Tyronne Lue.
The Cavaliers are the current leaders of the Eastern Conference and last season the Israeli coach led them to the NBA finals, where they lost 4-2 to Golden State Warriors.
Blatt’s dismissal came after the Cavaliers had won 11 of their last 13 games and his 83-40 record since becoming the coach 18 months ago was the seventh best in NBA history.
Blatt said: “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.”