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Cavaliers hire successful European coach David Blatt
Cavaliers hire successful European coach David Blatt

The Cavaliers went outside the box, and outside the country to find their new coach. The club ended a 39-day search on Friday by agreeing on a contract with successful European coach David Blatt, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting. Terms of Blatt's contract were not immediately known. The Cleveland Plain Dealer was first to report the Cavs coming to terms with Blatt. American-born and Princeton-educated, Blatt spent the past two decades winning titles in Israel and leading Russia to a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. The 55-year-old recently resigned from Maccabi Tel Aviv, a club...

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