CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the Cavaliers’ wide-ranging coaching search says the team will interview former Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt.
Blatt announced Thursday in Israel that he’s leaving the European champion to pursue an unspecified job in the NBA. He’ll meet with the Cavs next week, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not discussing any aspect of its search.
Blatt has known Cavs general manager David Griffin for years.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer was first to report Blatt’s interview.
Blatt is the latest candidate to interview with the Cavs, who will have a second meeting with Clippers assistant coach Alvin Gentry on Friday.
The Cavs are looking for their third coach in three years after firing Mike Brown on May 12.