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With the Phoenix Suns announcing Igor Kokoskov as their new head coach, Emmet Ryan on how the hiring signals a breakthrough for non-American coaches in the NBA David Blatt was the trailblazer despite being American. He cut his teeth as a coach, beyond any question, on this side of the Atlantic. Between his successes at […]
There are other games this week that matter but one stands head and shoulders above the rest. Emmet Ryan on the other road to Istanbul For the bulk of the latter half of the current series of Sweet 16, the discussions around Darussafaka Dogus were essentially on what they would need to do to catch […]
LeBron was everything in Game 2 but David Blatt showed the Cavs can win without key pieces as Cleveland topped the Warriors 95-93 in overtime. The deal for David Blatt was simple. If LeBron James could keep being superman, the Cavaliers coach would find a way to deliver the Justice League of America…and Canada, and […]
With the Cleveland Cavaliers set to take on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, Emmet Ryan looks at a familiar journey for the man in the suit. David Blatt didn’t know what he was doing. His team was floundering. More was expected, with this talent and a soft schedule he was wasting a […]
The melodrama of the Cleveland Cavaliers season has seen David Blatt come under increasing pressure. BiE’s Emmet Ryan looks at how the pressure for the first-year NBA coach is nothing he can’t handle based on his previous posts. In 1977, at the height of the Cold War, Maccabi Tel Aviv beat CSKA Moscow 91-79 in […]
David Blatt’s first game as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers was a 107-80 win over his former charges at Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. Watch coach Blatt talk to the Cavs after the victory.
ESPN’s Henry Abbott broke down the partnership between Cleveland Cavaliers (and and former Maccabi Tel Aviv) coach David Blatt and LeBron James. Watch Henry Abbott and David Thorpe discuss whether the duo will clash.
Lee Jenkins broke the story of LeBron’s return but what happens now? The madness might just be starting. David Blatt’s been on one hell of a run. A triple crown with Maccabi, he lands a NBA job (seriously good hustle once again), the team he lands with wins the lottery and lands Andrew Wiggins, wins […]
The Cleveland Cavaliers and David Blatt have come to terms, giving the Boston born coach with over 30 years in the European game his first taste of a NBA head coaching gig. Emmet Ryan says this could be a defining moment for European coaches. You don’t have to go back all that far in history […]
David Blatt, who stepped down as coach of Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv after completing a clean sweep this season, will interview for the vacant head coaching position with the Cleveland Cavaliers according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Blatt, who has been tipped to become Steve Kerr’s assistant at the Golden State Warriors, stepped down from the top […]
Emmet Ryan sends his final video dispatch from Milano as David Blatt, Tyrese Rice, and Joe Ingles talk about Maccabi Tel Aviv Euroleague triumph.
It’s Wednesday once again and thus time for another episode in the “Taking the Charge” podcast series presented by heinnews and BallinEurope.com. Yes, it’s another gabfest loaded with topical news and views plus interviews, music and Os Davis’ movie recommendation of the week. The episode program goes something like this. • Hein and BiE weigh […]