David Blatt said he knows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu well enough to call him "Bibi," but stuck to the Hebrew translation of "Mr. Prime Minister" when Netanyahu reached out to congratulate Blatt on his success with the Cavs last week.

LeBron James and his agent had long wanted the Cavaliers to make a coaching change. David Blatt didn't know what hit him.

Five Things to Know About New Cleveland Cavaliers Coach David Blatt – Tablet Magazine

How David Blatt never stood a chance with LeBron James and his camp - By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports 20160122

Current, Ex-Cavaliers Detail David Blatt’s Shortcomings in Wake of Firing = When David Blatt was fired, everyone was stunned how a coach with so much success in such a short time could be so abruptly and unceremoniously fired. Now details are starting to emerge.....

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt greets LeBron James during an exhibition game against the... - Jason Miller/Getty Images

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle, president of the NBA Coaches Association, said he is "embarrassed for our league" that David Blatt was fired and said Blatt will be highly sought after.

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