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In one of the most surprising moves of the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers have fired head coach David Blatt.
This is a huge shocker as the Cavs are sitting at an East best 30-11 and are coming off an NBA Finals appearance.
Cavs assistant coach Tyronn Lue will be taking over as the new head coach of the team as he has already agreed to a multi-year deal. Via Yahoo:
The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired coach David Blatt, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Ty Lue, Blatt’s top assistant, has agreed to a multiyear deal to become the team’s new head coach, sources told Yahoo.
Blatt’s dismissal comes one season after he helped guide the Cavs to the 2015 NBA Finals in his first year as an NBA coach. Cleveland leads the Eastern Conference with a 30-11 record and has won 11 of its past 13 games. The two losses came against the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors, who beat the Cavs by 34 points on Monday.