It has been reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! sports that the Cleveland Cavaliers have fired their Head Coach David Blatt.after just one and a half years in charge. The former Russian National team coach led a depleted Cavaliers roster to the finals last season where they lost in six games to the Golden State Warriors. Blatt was said by many to have had an uneasy relationship with LeBron James but any such argument has been hotly denied by the former Miami Heat star.

Blatt compiled an 83-40 record over a season and a half with the Cavs and he was credited for their turnaround in the latter part of last season. The EuroLeague legend will probably get another job quickly as it was questionable whether he had a lot of autonomy at the Quicken Loans arena.

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He will be replaced by Ty Lue who will sign a three-year deal.