Blatt leaves Cleve­land

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY SI­MON GRIVER

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.”

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