Blatt to coach Cavaliers

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    When I think of Israeli basketball legends.......Nimrod Tishman!
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    or currently Alex Tyus, who played for Blatt on the championship team
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    and cleveland gives up on the return of lebron.
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    jury is still out, but hall of fame coach with bad players still equals losing season...

    jury is also still out on Bennett, but if he doesn't increase his play dramatically they will have severely damaged their chances with 1 bad pick...
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    with the draft next Thursday, will the Cavaliers go big with Embid or one of the two forwards?
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    Have the T-Wolves found their coach yet?
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    no one wanted it and flip saunders decided he was the least bad option
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    With the news on Embid's foot he probably won't go 1.
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    I might go with Parker if I had the pick. I think all of them might be good players. Not sure the foot injury will be career threatening with Embid, so they could take him and be patient. They probably aren't going to win it all next year no matter who they take.

    I can't fault them too much with taking Bennett as the draft class wasn't loaded. In hindsight, Oladipo would have been a better pick. MCW was never really discussed as a #1 pick, although not sure Bennett should have either.
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    Ok, thanks. There was much speculation that this would happen. I guess they reached the point at which it was deemed necessary.
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    Interesting choice for a coach. I like the creativity moreso than the NBA cyclic hiring of Saunders, Brown and DelNegro. Don't know his style of coaching but should be interesting to see what he can do with more athletic players...well, maybe not Bennett.
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    Good call
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    What I find ironic is how close this would have put Donovan to coaching James.
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    Wonder if Calapari has any regrets not taking the Cavs job now??? How long will Blatt last? At the first sign of issues, will there be calls for his hear?
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    I have serious doubts about Calipari ever being successful at the next level. Way too much of a drama queen, not enough Xs and Os. His DDO is effective in college, but too unsophisticated and not adaptable enough for the next level.

    Blatt, on the other hand, has a great reputation. One of the best strategy guys you will find internationally. The big question is how he manages his roster, the starts, all of the other distractions, but he is very well-respected, especially what he runs offensively. Lots of high post, motion stuff. Not a ton of the two-man game, though I am sure he integrates some of that to take advantage of Irving-James and James-Wiggins pick and rolls. But he will mostly stick James in the elbow and let all of those other young athletes run off ball, cut, spot up, etc. If they get Love, then they can run the same stuff through him, too.
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    Whether Cal would make a good coach in the NBA or not, he made it pretty clear he'd drop anything to coach Lebron. If things don't work out in Lebron's first year or two up in Cleveland, you'd have to think Cal would be one of the first calls they'd make considering the deal they offered him recently (assuming they weren't pursuing Cal to help land Lebron - which would have been naive IMO for them to assume).

    I also don't think Cal's "system" would necessarily be a problem in the NBA. Some of you (like Rserina) know 10x what I do about the NBA and how things work there - I don't deny that. But I don't think Cal gets quite the respect he deserves for how different his offense has looked over the course of just the last 5 years - depending on personnel - and I don't necessarily think that the extend of his offensive proficiency/philosophy is displayed in college. I'm not saying he's Popovich or anything, but I think he has strengths (like managing egos and being a big enough name that players might be more likely to respect him than some) that might offset some of his potential deficiencies.

    It was reported that Cal stayed at UK because of the twins' return. I've never really bought that, although I'm sure it helped. I think he just didn't feel any NBA job available offered a high enough degree of likely success. I don't doubt that he'd have jumped at the Cav's job with Lebron on-board. What I wonder is whether or not Donovan would have.
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    I'm wondering if the cavs don't at least double check with cal through back door channels. gilbert has no loyalty or decency so I wouldn't be surprised if he found out cal was interested and Lebron really wanted him, that he would fire blatt having never coached a game.
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    Blatt has the reputation of being an offensive genius. If he adds Love to the squad and can somehow also keep Wiggins, they should be really fun to watch

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