David Blatt has stepped down as head coach of Russia's national team.

Blatt led Russia to a gold medal at EuroBasket 2007 and a bronze at the 2012 Olympics.

"With mixed feelings, I announce my retirement from the national team of Russia, a team that was a significant part of my professional life," said Blatt in a statement. "My decision is based solely on my sense of what is now the right time. I do it for personal reasons."

Blatt is also the head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv.