"The 55-year-old also led Russia to a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics."
Los Angeles, June 21 - David Blatt, who guided Israeli club Maccabi Tel-Aviv to the 2014 Euroleague title, has been appointed head coach of NBA team Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cavaliers signed Blatt for a three-year deal with an option of a fourth year that is worth $20 million, reports Xinhua.

Blatt spent 33 years as a player and coach in Europe after playing at college level in Princeton. He resigned as head coach at Maccabi Tel Aviv last week.

The 55-year-old also led Russia to a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

The Cavaliers had been seeking a replacement for Mike Brown, who was sacked in May.


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