CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers fired Israeli-American head coach David Blatt, who led the team to the NBA finals last season and to the best record in the Eastern Conference.
Blatt confirmed that he was fired Jan. 22 in an announcement by his agency. He also released a statement thanking the Cavaliers.
Assistant coach Tyronn Lue will succeed Blatt, having agreed to a three-year deal, according to Yahoo! Sports.