David Blatt

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Birthday
22, 1959
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
22, 1959 (age 59)
Birthplace
Boston, MA

About

Basketball coach who led Maccabi Tel Aviv to six Israeli Cup Championships and five Israeli League Championships from 2002 to 2014, winning four Israeli League Coach of the Year awards along the way as well. He served as head coach of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers from 2014 to 2016.

Before Fame

He played college basketball at Princeton from 1977 to 1981, then played professionally in Israel from 1981 to 1993.

Trivia

He coached the Russian national team to a gold medal at the 2007 FIBA EuroBasket tournament as well as a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Family Life

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and he attended high school at Framingham South. He married Kinneret Blatt in 1991 and he has three daughters, Shani, Ela and Adi, and a son, Tamir.

Associated With

He was named head coach of Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers in 2014, earning the position after the firing of Mike Brown.