Reports: Blatt back in coaching business

David Blatt led the Cavaliers to the Finals last season.

Former Cavaliers coach David Blatt is heading back overseas for his next gig, according to several reports.

Blatt is finalizing a deal to be the head coach of Turkish club Darussafaka, per international basketball journalist David Pick.

Blatt’s deal with Darussafaka is “long-term for $1.7-2 (million) per season,” Pick tweeted.

This is good news for the coaching fraternity — many of whom have been strongly supportive of Blatt since his firing from the Cavaliers at midseason. Several NBA coaches and a handful of college coaches have told me in recent weeks they hold Blatt in high regard.

That’s not a huge surprise.

He had a great run of success overseas and guided LeBron James and an injury-plagued Cavs team to the Finals in his first NBA season. This year, he led the Cavs to a 30-11 record before getting fired.

Interestingly, Blatt was fired just a few days after the Cavs lost by 34 points to the Warriors — the same team the Cavs face in the Finals for the second straight season.

Now, beating them with a full cast is up to first-year man and one-time Blatt assistant Tyronn Lue.

Blatt interviewed for several coaching vacancies in the NBA, including with the Knicks.

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