Daily News - June 26, 2014

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Who saw this? Cleveland Cavaliers with new GM, new coach and top pick in NBA draft -- Terry Pluto
Author: By Terry Pluto
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cavaliers coach is David Blatt.

The general manager is David Griffin.

Stop here for a moment, Cavs fans. How many of you even heard of David Blatt and David Griffin in January?

And if you did, could you ever imagine them running the Cavs only six months later?" - CLICK HERE to read full story.

New Cavaliers' coach David Blatt might not have to prove himself as much as players do: Bill Livingston
Author: By Bill Livingston
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"INDEPENDENCE, Ohio –- Is David Blatt a stranger in a strange land in the NBA because of his Euroleague Basketball background?

Actually, the Cavaliers' new coach is a native of Boston, who grew up with a transistor radio almost growing out of his ear, listening to Johnny Most's gravelly Boston Celtics broadcasts.

The personable Blatt played for Pete Carril at Princeton. This is the basketball equivalent of all the physicists getting together in New Mexico and creating The Bomb. College schemes influence both the NBA and NFL these days." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Cavs' David Blatt: "I'm not an offensive or a defensive coach. I'm a basketball coach."
Author: By Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – David Blatt can't tell you exactly how this Cavaliers team is going to play under his direction. He isn't declaring that this now will be a magical offensive spectacle or a defensive force.

He doesn't claim to be an expert at coaching either, in fact.

"I'm not an offensive or defensive coach," he said. "I'm a basketball coach."

He's the newest Cavaliers coach, fresh from Maccabi Tel Aviv and a Euroleague Championship, the first European coach to make the leap straight to a head coaching position in the NBA." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

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