David Blatt Rumors
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Dan Gilbert received a letter from Zionist Union MK Nachman Shai Tuesday asking him to give a championship ring to former Cavaliers coach David Blatt. Shai, who has met Gilbert in the past, wrote the letter as the head of the Knesset caucuses on US-Israel Relations and Strengthening the Jewish World. “I want to wish you mazal tov on your success in bringing a long-awaited championship to the great city of Cleveland and its wonderful people,” Shai wrote. “We in Israel were proud of the achievements of one of our own, David Blatt, when you appointed him as the head coach of your team, and we of course, were sorry to see him go. Nevertheless, Israelis remain strong supporters of the Cavaliers, as do their many Jewish fans in Cleveland’s strong Jewish community.”
“It was a ballsy move in the middle of the season when we’re 31-11,” Gilbert said. “It’s just, for this team, at that point, it was David Griffin who made the call, and we backed it. That’s the thing, if you’re going to believe in your general manager, you either believe in him, or you don’t. If you believe in him, then you gotta back it, because if you don’t, he’ll start changing his behavior. He’ll start acting differently.” It was a difficult move for Gilbert to make. Gilbert, who is Jewish, had been a supporter of Blatt and had taken pride in bringing the Israeli coach to the NBA and giving him a chance to succeed. When Blatt was hired, it was front-page news in Israel. But, says Gilbert: “You have to separate religion. David Blatt, no matter what he does, he’s going to be looked at in the history books as one of the most successful coaches, across many different countries and leagues.”
Griffin had gone out on the road with the Cavs to observe how the team was responding to its coach. He decided that Blatt just wasn’t connecting. The team wasn’t being held accountable in the way he believed was necessary to win a title, according to team sources.
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