"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.