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Old 06-07-2014, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default Cavs interested in making David Blatt their next head coach?

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Think going for a coach in Europe is the way forward?
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Cavs interested in making David Blatt their next head coach?

Cleveland Cavaliers are discussing their three options with the first overall pick with their head coaching candidates.

The Cavaliers want to be sure that the next head coach is on the same page as the front office in regards to the selection.

Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker are being considered by the Cavaliers

http://www.cleveland.com/pluto/index...ohnny_man.html
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: Cavs interested in making David Blatt their next head coach?

I'm completely enamored with this idea... to the point where this guy may be my dream choice for the spot. Talk about thinking outside the box?

For all that the Cavs did wrong in their last coaching search -- which was one interview, then a hire -- they're really doing their due diligence this time around and Blatt, to me, would be a terrific hire.

Here he is being interviewed following the European Championship win... he is really fascinating to listen to...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exLt0VIlLxs

He's also allegedly in serious talks with GSW to become an assistant, but I would assume he'd be in Cleveland if we offered him the head coaching gig.

He's considered an offensive guru who gets the most out of his talent and is great at managing personalities.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:06 PM   #4
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Default Re: Cavs interested in making David Blatt their next head coach?

Would be a redeeming hire

Although, my only anxiety would be how Irving and Waiters respond to him. He's a very authoritarian figure, even moreso than Pop.
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:48 PM   #5
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This is quite interesting.

For me Blatt is one of the top coaches in Europe, and i'm not even saying that because he won the Euroleague this year.
He accomplishes things adapting to different styles and WAY different teams that he had all this years in Europe.

I'm kinda reticent with him dealing with super egos like Kyrie and Waiters. How would he deal with them (especially Kyrie being the star of the squad) it's a big question mark since the only "trouble guy" that he had in the past was Shved and he was benched a lot of times because of that.

He's an offensive juggernaut (sp?), he really knows how to take the best of his players.. it would be cool to watch them deal with NBA spacing.
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:51 PM   #6
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Default Re: Cavs interested in making David Blatt their next head coach?

I'd approve of the hire, for all the reasons the peeps above me said.

Besides, at this point, Cavs may as well take a risk.
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If he can get the Irving-Waiters-TT-Embiid core to work offensively and develop well, that team is going to be incredible.
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I always admired his defence more (one of the few coaches that knows how to really employ the zone) but he's really good and actually smart. As he said in that video he does make more with less.
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If he can get the Irving-Waiters-TT-Embiid core to work offensively and develop well, that team is going to be incredible.
Indeed it's important they find the right coach.
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If he can get the Irving-Waiters-TT-Embiid core to work offensively and develop well, that team is going to be incredible.
I don't think Embiid and TT fit each other well. Tristan would just take space for Embiid to operate, making it easier for other teams to double team. Bennett on the hand looks like a perfect fit. AB on the perimeter, knocking down 3's and Embiid dominating the paint on both ends. And I know it's a laughable statement after Bennett's season, but I still have faith in the guy. Dude slimmed down, working on his game. So hereby, I predict: Bennett will start the season over TT, who is more of an energy guy off the bench.

Kyrie/Dion/Ariza(?)/Bennett/Embiid it is
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One of the best coaches in the world imo. He really knows his stuff, and is very adaptable. Most NBA coaches can't even manage one of those two.
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Default Re: Cavs interested in making David Blatt their next head coach?

he's intriguing because his faults aren't as in your face as other NBA retreads.


He has an amazing track record though.. I'm very intrigued.


I'd rather roll the dice on him than have Gentry or VDN.
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he's intriguing because his faults aren't as in your face as other NBA retreads.


He has an amazing track record though.. I'm very intrigued.


I'd rather roll the dice on him than have Gentry or VDN.
No way do you want vinny.
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I think you draft Embiid if you are going to make a move like this.

You have Irving/Embiid who knows how to play the traditional roles well
then you let your Euro Coach really experiment mashing other players to make sure those two star players shine.

I just think you pick the Center if you are not going for a guard oriented coach.
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I think you draft Embiid if you are going to make a move like this.

You have Irving/Embiid who knows how to play the traditional roles well
then you let your Euro Coach really experiment mashing other players to make sure those two star players shine.

I just think you pick the Center if you are not going for a guard oriented coach.
You pick Embiid regardless of the coach, because he's the best prospect in the draft.
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