David Blatt Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

WINS AWARD FOR SECOND TIME OF NBA COACHING CAREER
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CLEVELAND – Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt has been named the NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for games played in October and November, the NBA announced today. This marks the second time Blatt has earned Coach of the Month accolades (March 2015) as he becomes the fourth coach in Cavaliers history to win the award more than once, joining Lenny Wilkens (three times), Mike Fratello (two times) and Mike Brown (five times). It also marks the 13th time in franchise history a coach has won the honor.

Blatt led the Cavaliers to the best record in the East during October/November at 13-4 (.765). During that span, the Cavs averaged an Eastern Conference-best 103.1 points and surrendered just 96.5 points, en route to posting the best differential in the conference at +6.6 points per game. Cleveland also led the East in field goal percentage (.461) and three-pointers per game (10.2), while ranking second in defensive rebounds per game (35.9), third in assists per game (24.1) and fourth in total rebounds per game (46.5). Cleveland went a perfect 9-0 at Quicken Loans Arena, where it has now won 29 of its last 30 regular season games dating back to January 19, 2015.

The Cavaliers connected on a conference-best 52 more three-pointers than the opponent in October and November (174-122), while dishing out at least 20 assists in 15 of the 17 games, including nine games with 25 or more assists. The Wine and Gold topped 100 points on 10 occasions and 115 or more three times. Eight players averaged at least 7.0 points per game. Defensively, the Cavs held the opponents to under 100 points nine times, including four games under 90 points, and went 6-2 against .500+ teams. Cleveland also won five games after facing double-digit deficits and outrebounded their opponent in 15 of 17 games for the second-best rebound differential in the NBA (+5.8).

Blatt is the first coach in Cavaliers history to win the award within the first month of a season. Golden State’s Luke Walton earned the honor in the Western Conference.

Postgame: Coach Blatt - January 21, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Thursday’s 115-102 victory against the L.A. Clippers at Quicken Loans Arena.

Coach of the Month - December 1, 2015

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Postgame: Coach Blatt - January 21, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Thursday’s 115-102 victory against the L.A. Clippers at Quicken Loans Arena.
Jan 22, 2016  |  09:52

Postgame: Coach Blatt - January 20, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Wednesday’s 91-78 victory against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center.
Jan 20, 2016  |  03:24

Postgame: Coach Blatt – January 18, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Monday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena.
Jan 18, 2016  |  08:04

Practice: Coach Blatt - January 17, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Sunday's practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Jan 17, 2016  |  09:43

Postgame: Coach Blatt – January 15, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Friday’s 91-77 victory against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center.
Jan 16, 2016  |  05:59

Postgame: Coach Blatt – January 14, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Thursday’s 99-95 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center.
Jan 15, 2016  |  06:25

Shootaround: Coach Blatt - January 14, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media at Thursday's shootaround from the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
Jan 14, 2016  |  05:11

Postgame: Coach Blatt – January 12, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Tuesday’s 110-107 overtime victory against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center.
Jan 13, 2016  |  06:03

Postgame: Coach Blatt – January 10, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Sunday’s 95-85 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center.
Jan 10, 2016  |  03:19

Postgame: Coach Blatt – January 8, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Friday’s 125-99 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center.
Jan 8, 2016  |  02:02

Shootaround: Coach Blatt - January 8, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media prior to Friday's shootaround at the Target Center in Minnesota.
Jan 8, 2016  |  02:20

Postgame: Coach Blatt – January 6, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Wednesday’s 121-115 victory against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center.
Jan 6, 2016  |  06:53

CavsTV Previews Wednesday’s Matchup in D.C. – January 6, 2016

CavsTV checks in from the nation’s capital to preview Wednesday’s contest between the Cavs and Wizards.
Jan 6, 2016  |  02:47

Shootaround: Coach Blatt – January 6, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media prior to Wednesday’s shootaround at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Jan 6, 2016  |  01:44

Practice: Coach Blatt - January 3, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Sunday's practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Jan 3, 2016  |  08:11

Postgame: Coach Blatt – January 2, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Saturday’s 104-79 victory against the Orlando Magic at Quicken Loans Arena.
Jan 2, 2016  |  08:10

Practice: Coach Blatt - January 1, 2016

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Friday's practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Jan 1, 2016  |  07:03

Postgame: Coach Blatt – December 29, 2015

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Tuesday’s 93-87 victory against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.
Dec 30, 2015  |  06:26

Postgame: Coach Blatt – December 28, 2015

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Monday’s 101-97 victory against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Dec 29, 2015  |  04:10

Shootaround: Coach Blatt- December 28, 2015

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media prior to Monday's shootaround at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.
Dec 28, 2015  |  02:40

Postgame: Coach Blatt – December 26, 2015

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Saturday’s 105-76 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center.
Dec 27, 2015  |  03:39

Postgame: Coach Blatt – December 25, 2015

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Friday’s 89-83 loss to the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.
Dec 25, 2015  |  04:20

CavsTV Previews Friday's Christmas Showdown

CavsTV checks in from San Francisco to preview Friday's Christmas Day matchup against the Golden State Warriors.
Dec 25, 2015  |  02:53

Postgame: Coach Blatt – December 23, 2015

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Wednesday’s 91-84 victory against the New York Knicks at The Q.
Dec 23, 2015  |  11:43

Practice: Coach Blatt – December 22, 2015

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Tuesday's practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Dec 22, 2015  |  09:35

Postgame: Coach Blatt – December 20, 2015

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Sunday's 108-86 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers at The Q.
Dec 20, 2015  |  10:51

Practice: Coach Blatt – December 19, 2015

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Saturday's practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Dec 19, 2015  |  03:47

Postgame: Coach Blatt – December 17, 2015

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Thursday's 104-100 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder at The Q.
Dec 17, 2015  |  07:45

Shootaround: Coach Blatt – December 15, 2015

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media prior to Tuesday’s shootaround at the TD Garden in Boston.
Dec 15, 2015  |  02:53

Postgame: Coach Blatt – December 11, 2015

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Friday’s 111-76 victory against the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center.
Dec 11, 2015  |  04:47

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