Basketball

Blatt's on to a win-win

By Simon Griver, July 17, 2014

David Blatt believes the signing of NBA star Lebron James has lifted everyone at Cleveland Cavaliers.

Blatt made a winning start as coach of the Cavs with a 70-68 success against Milwaukee in the Summer League.

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Omri's on the way out

By Simon Griver, July 17, 2014

Omri Casspi's six-year stay in the NBA looks set to end.

Casspi, 26, has left the Houston Rockets for the New Orleans Pelicans in a complicated three-way trade that also involved the Washington Wizards and five other players.

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Blatt wins top Euro coaching prize

July 9, 2014

David Blatt capped a memorable few months by winning the Euroleague Coach of the Year title.

Blatt steered Maccabi Tel Aviv to victory in the final four competition after overcoming Real Madrid – their first European success since 2005.

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Yanks for the memories

July 3, 2014

Maccabi USA came away with a perfect record from a three-game series against Team Maccabi GB in London, upon the English leg of their European tour.

The visiting delegation played a number of exhibition games against other London teams, whilst also taking on Great Britain's best Jewish basketball players.

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Maccabi USA impress on GB trip

June 30, 2014

Maccabi USA came away with a perfect record from a three-game series against Team Maccabi GB in London, upon the English leg of their European Tour.

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Blatt reflects on 'dream come true'

By Simon Griver, June 27, 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 one-year extension option that could be worth as much as $20 million with performance bonuses.

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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.

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Blatt ready to fill his boots

By Simon Griver, June 19, 2014

David Blatt is locked in negotiations to join an NBA club after stepping down at Euroleague champions Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Blatt is reportedly the frontrunner to take over at the Cleveland Cavaliers and has been offered the job of chief assistant coach at the Golden State Warriors. He has also been linked with Minnesota and Atlanta.

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Blatt's in a league of his own

By Danny Caro, May 23, 2014

There can be no greater feeling than walking into your boss’s office and shouting ‘show me the money’.

That probably didn’t cross David Blatt’s mind after Maccabi Tel Aviv’s heroic Euroleague success, but it appears he has bigger fish to fry following an achievement that few outside of Israel thought possible.

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Maccabi deserved Euroleague title, says Pnini

By Simon Griver, May 23, 2014

Guy Pnini described Maccabi Tel Aviv’s epic victory in the Euroleague final as "a dream come true".

The Israeli club were crowned champions of Europe for a sixth time after beating Real Madrid 98-86 in overtime in the final in Milan.

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