HoopsHype David Blatt rumors

June 20, 2014 Updates

Jason Lloyd: Spoke to former #Cavs guard Anthony Parker for 30 minutes tonight about David Blatt. He spent 27 of those raving about his former coach. Anthony Parker on #Cavs David Blatt: "He’s the best coach I ever played for." Twitter @JasonLloydABJ

Beno Udrih: Congrats to #DavidBlatt on head coaching job with the Cavs...been my coach back in the days in Europe!!Well deserved! He is a great coach!! Twitter @BenoUdrih1

This keeps getting better and better, or, actually, worse and worse. After I posted this, a source who's familiar with the Cavaliers' thinking told me they hired Blatt, who means nothing to James--having already given up on the possibility of luring LeBron back. This would be perfect for Gilbert, who railed for years at speculation in the press that Bron might leave if he didn't think he could win a title there, which, in fact, came true. Now with a shot at winning him back this summer or next before Embiid was hurt, Gilbert throws in his hand? Forbes.com

Sam Amick: Can confirm David Blatt's deal with Cavs is three years for approximately $20 million (with incentives). Fourth year team option. To clarify, since it appears I confused some folks, the Blatt deal w/ Cavs is approx $20 million with incentives including the 4th year. Twitter @sam_amick

David Blatt, who just resigned as coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv last week, has reached an agreement to become the 20th head coach of the Cavaliers, replacing Mike Brown who was fired on May 12, an NBA source told The Plain Dealer on Friday. This will be the first NBA job for the well-respected Blatt, an American who played for Pete Carril at Princeton and has played and coached in Europe the past 33 years. He also will become the first European head coach to be picked to run an NBA team. Cleveland Plain Dealer

The decision came down to Blatt and Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue, a long-time NBA player who has been an assistant to Doc Rivers for five years, four of them in Boston. Alvin Gentry, believed to be the third finalist, took a job as the associate head coach of the Golden State Warriors under Steve Kerr. Kerr was considering Blatt for a similar position. The Cavs reportedly also considered either Lue or Gentry as associate/assistant coach. Cleveland Plain Dealer

June 19, 2014 Updates

In a bold move, the Cleveland Cavaliers have offered Euroleague icon David Blatt their head-coaching job, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Cavaliers and Blatt's representatives are in the process of negotiating terms of a deal, but no agreement has been reached, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

Jason Lloyd: #Cavs source insists job has not yet been offered to Blatt. Of course, that's not to say it won't happen, but hasn't yet. Twitter @JasonLloydABJ

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