Blatt seals Cleveland move

By Simon Griver, June 24, 2014

David Blatt has been appointed Chief Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Blatt, 55, has made NBA history by becoming the first-ever person to be handed a chief coaching position without any prior experience in the NBA. He has signed a three-year deal and a one-year extension option that could be worth as much as $20 million with performance bonuses.

Blatt said: "I'm really happy because I'm realising a dream. It's also a great step for European basketball, which having raised some great players who gave a lot to the NBA, now has a coach."

Last updated: 9:46am, June 24 2014