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David Blatt To Leave Maccabi For NBA Job

David Blatt will leave Maccabi Tel Aviv for an unknown position in the NBA. Maccabi is expected to appoint longtime assistant coach Guy Goodes to replace him as head coach.

Blatt has received interest in being hired as an assistant coach by the Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz. The Cleveland Cavaliers are also believed to be interested in Blatt for their head coaching vacancy.

Via David Blatt/Eurobasket.com

Blatt Confirms Talks With NBA Teams

The Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves have interest in David Blatt as an assistant coach.

Blatt and Steve Kerr spoke for about 45 minutes at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday.

Blatt's contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv is up after he led them to the Euroleague championship.

"It is true that I have had conversations with teams from both sides of the Atlantic because my contract is about to end and it is only natural that I will receive information before that happens," Blatt told the Jerusalem Post.

"You can't coach a big team like Maccabi Tel Aviv and achieve what we have achieved without someone noticing. I'm not as interested in everything that is being talked about as much as you think. I haven't received any offers at the moment. There have been talks but my goal at the moment is to win the Israeli championship and we'll see what happens after that."

Blatt is represented by Mike Tannenbaum, who is also the agent for Kerr.

Via Diamond Leung/San Jose Mercury News

Blatt In Talks With Warriors To Become Top Assistant

Steve Kerr met with David Blatt on Thursday to discuss the longtime coach in Europe joining him with the Golden State Warriors.

Blatt would become Kerr's top assistant with the Warriors.

Blatt was born in Boston and played at Princeton before a long career as a player in Israel.

Blatt won the 2014 Euroleague as head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv last month.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Exec: David Blatt Belongs In The NBA

Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated Real Madrid in the Euroleague Final Four in a huge upset.

David Blatt has long been mentioned as one of the best head coaches in the world not in the NBA.

"They were outgunned at every position except coach. Blatt belongs in the NBA," said one executive.

Blatt was born in Boston and played collegiate basketball at Princeton. Blatt played professionally in Israel for more than a decade and has been a head coach at various stops since 1993 with his Maccabi tenure beginning in 2010.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Maccabi Upsets Real Madrid To Win Euroleague Title

Maccabi Tel Aviv pulled off the 98-86 upset of Real Madrid in overtime to win the 2013-14 Euroleague title.

Maccabi has now won the Euroleague six times.

Tyrese Rice scored 26 points, including 14 in overtime and was named Euroleague Final Four MVP.

Alex Tyus added 12 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks, while Ricky Hickman had 18 points and six rebounds.

Sergio Rodriguez had 21 points for Real in a losing effort. Nikola Mirotic had 12 points on just 3-for-10 shooting and seven rebounds.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Fernandez, Rodriguez, Weems, Tomic, Langford On All-Euroleague First Team

Rudy Fernandez, Keith Langford, Sergio Rodriguez, Ante Tomic and Sonny Weems have been named to the All-Euroleague First Team.

On the All-Euroleague Second Team are Nikola Mirotic, Ricky Hickman, Viktor Khryapa, Stephane Lasme and Vassilis Spanoulis.

Click here to view all Euroleague awards for the 13-14 season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Ricky Hickman Named Euroleague MVP For Playoffs Game 1

Ricky Hickman of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv was named MVP for Playoffs Game 1 with a performance index rating of 36 in his come-from-behind, overtime 101-99 road win against EA7 Emporio Armani Milan.

Hickman had a near-perfect shooting night, hitting 3-of-3 three-point shots and all of his nine free throw tries on the way to 26 points. He scored 14 of those points in the game's last 7 minutes; the final 2 minutes of the fourth quarter - when Maccabi erased an 84-72 deficit - and overtime. He added four rebounds, a steal, three assists and 10 fouls drawn.

With the highest index rating of Game 1, Hickman earned the second weekly MVP honor of his career, after having done so in last season's Top 16 Round 3. 

Via RealGM Staff Report
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