Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt is close to completing a deal to return to Europe and coach the Turkish club Darussafaka, according to a report out of Israel. Priority Sports, which represents Blatt, declined comment when reached by ESPN on Tuesday.
European basketball reporter David Pick reported earlier Tuesday that Blatt is finalizing a multiyear contract with Darussafaka worth $1.7 million to $2 million per season.
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Celtics guard Marcus Smart will undergo surgery on his thumb today, but there’s hope he can return sometime in the playoffs, league source tells ESPN.
Surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN