Daily News - June 21, 2014

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New Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt known for innovation and winning
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- New Cavaliers coach David Blatt brings two key elements to the job: Innovation and victories.

"David Blatt is going to bring some of the most innovative approaches found in professional basketball anywhere on the globe," Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said in the press release officially announcing Blatt's hire on Friday night. "Time and time again, from Russia to Israel and several other prominent head coaching jobs in between, David has done one thing: win. He is not only an innovator, well-trained and focused on both sides of the court, but he is always learning and always teaching." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Cleveland Cavaliers hiring David Blatt is a huge risk, but perhaps it's one worth taking
Author: Terry Pluto
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It's hard to know what to say about David Blatt, the new head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The conservative side of me would have preferred Lionel Hollins or Alvin Gentry. My guess is that Owner Dan Gilbert viewed them as retreads." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Cavaliers make history by selecting European coach David Blatt as new coach
Author: Jason Lloyd
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal

"One of the Cavaliers’ longstanding beliefs is to think big, swing big and always place an emphasis on upside and potential.

Facing a coaching field stocked with young assistants and older career retreads, the Cavs instead traveled 6,000 miles to find a 55-year-old NBA rookie coach full of upside and potential.

The Cavs on Friday evening announced that they have hired David Blatt to be their 20th head coach. He will become the first coach in history to move directly from European basketball to lead an NBA team." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


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