David Blatt Rumors
Blatt admitted that he and James don’t always see eye to eye, but said that their relationship has developed with time. “I have a good relationship with him,” claimed Blatt. “We went through a process. It took us time to get to know each other. We learned how to work together the best way possible. When you work with a star of that magnitude the relationship is slightly different. It isn’t like with any other player. I learned from this process. We both want the same thing, but don’t always agree about everything. Our relationship will only continue to improve as we continue to work together. Things aren’t always smooth, but I’m not competing against him, I’m working with him.”
“I’m happy and proud of what we achieved in our first season,” said Blatt. “It gives us a lot of confidence and motivation to come back next year and take one more step towards our goal. Of course I will continue in Cleveland, there is no question. For me this was a fantastic, interesting and challenging year. I learned a lot and I feel that I needed this year to become a part of the best league in the world. I will be a lot more comfortable next season as well as a better coach.”
Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt said he “absolutely” will be back with the team next season and can’t wait for the 2015-16 season to begin. “To be able to hit the ground running next year with all or most of our roster intact will be just an enormous advantage,” Blatt said at a news conference Thursday.
“People sometimes judge things on a game or on a period of time and they forget that we’re in there working together and striving to make the utmost of our team and of our situation day to day,” Blatt said. “And a bond develops over time that is a lot more than what meets the eye. … I can just tell you it’s been a fantastic experience, and I’m looking forward to continuing it.”