David Blatt Determined to Return to Coaching in the NBA


In the end, David Blatt’s decision came down to one factor.

Is he willing to let go of his dream to coach again in the NBA? After much deliberation and after mulling his different options he knew what he had to do.

It won’t happen this summer. But Blatt is determined to give himself another chance to return to the NBA.

“I have an end game and that end game is that I would really like to go back to the NBA,” Blatt told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

“There were no changes in the NBA this year from a coaching standpoint and my real goal is to try next year to get back into the league as a head coach. It may happen and it may not happen. But I wanted to leave that door open for myself if the opportunity arises.”

Blatt’s first NBA experience ended disappointingly and abruptly when he was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers midway through the 2015/16 season. He guided the Cavs to the NBA Finals the previous year and the team owned the best record in the East at the time of his sacking.

Source: Allon Sinai of The Jerusalem Post

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