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Blatt To Become Assistant With Warriors Or Head Coach Of Cavs

David Blatt will come to the NBA as either an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors or as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"It will be Golden State or Cleveland," one source said.

Blatt announced on Thursday that he was leaving Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Blatt's destination won't be known until next week at the earliest, sources said, after a face-to-face interview with the Cavs. 

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

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

Lior Eliyahu Signs Three-Year Deal With Hapoel Jerusalem

Lior Eliyahu has signed a three-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem.

Eliyahu's deal is for $1.05 million with a $50,000 title bonus. Eliyahu also has an out clause each summer.

The Minnesota Timberwolves own the NBA rights to Eliyahu.

Via David Pick/Eurobasket
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