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  • Cavs’ David Blatt: ‘Not every story has a happy ending’

    June 17, 2015 | 11:59 am

    David Blatt, the Israeli-American coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, lamented his team’s loss in the NBA Finals but said it doesn’t mean the overall season was bad.

    “Not every story has a happy ending,” Blatt said at a news conference Tuesday night after the Golden State Warriors...

  • Why the NBA finals are a lose-lose for David Blatt

    June 3, 2015 | 1:33 pm

    After the last game of an impressive series sweep of the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt talked with broadcaster Ernie Johnson in front of an arena of joyous hometown fans.

    “So let’s be honest,” Johnson said. “This hasn’t always been easy this year, David....

  • Israel’s all in for NBA’s Cavaliers, Netanyahu tells coach David Blatt

    June 1, 2015 | 8:30 am

    Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contacted him to offer him Israel’s support in the NBA Finals.

    “He said all of Israel is behind the Cavaliers,” Blatt said Sunday, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “That was great.

    ...
  • Is LeBron James coaching David Blatt?

    May 12, 2015 | 12:37 pm

    Tonight’s Eastern Conference semifinals Game 5 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls is pivotal for both teams – the best-of-seven series is tied at two games apiece — but it may be the biggest for Cleveland’s Jewish coach, David Blatt.

    Blatt, the American-Israeli...

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  • David Blatt getting a handle on life as NBA coach

    March 1, 2015 | 7:19 pm

    With the clock winding down on a recent game here, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt was still barking out instructions to his players despite enjoying a late 40-point lead over the Washington Wizards.

    Things didn’t come quite as easy early this season for the rookie NBA...

  • Google against Antisemitism, fighting Ebola, an action movie in TLV and more…This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 6, 2014 | 8:24 am

    Google’s future plans of fighting hate-speech

    Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, was presented with the ADL International Leadership Award, and expressed his hope that one day there might be a more exciting option for dealing with hate speech: artificial intelligence. He...

  • Goodman, Sack: Blatt’s hiring ‘incredible’ for Jewish community

    June 20, 2014 | 2:44 pm

    The Cleveland Cavaliers looked near and far during a five-week stretch for a head coach and they finally found their man – in Israel.

    David Blatt, who coached Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague and Israeli league basketball championships this year, struck a deal to become the...

  • David Blatt riding Tel Aviv’s Euro title to NBA dream job

    June 20, 2014 | 10:40 am

    In 1981, David Blatt moved to Israel in pursuit of a path of lifelong worship — to play professional basketball.

    Now, more than 30 years later, Blatt is leaving Israel to make a different, and totally unprecedented, form of aliyah — to leave the ranks of Israeli basketball to...

  • David Blatt, ex-Maccabi Tel Aviv coach, meeting with NBA’s Cavaliers

    June 16, 2014 | 12:06 pm

    David Blatt, who resigned as the coach of Euroleague champion Maccabi Tel Aviv, is set to meet with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.

    Blatt, 55, will interview Wednesday with the Cavaliers for their vacant head coaching position, Yahoo Sports first reported Sunday, citing what it...

  • Maccabi Tel Aviv in the NBA? It may not be a hoop dream

    April 12, 2014 | 12:03 am

    BALTIMORE (JTA) – Maccabi Tel Aviv reportedly is heading back to the United States this fall for its first exhibition games against NBA teams in five years – but greater developments appear to be in the works for the iconic franchise and Israeli basketball.

    For one, how about NBA...

  • Casspi to sign with Houston Rockets, join Dwight Howard

    July 8, 2013 | 10:40 am

    Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player to join the NBA, reportedly has agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract with the Houston Rockets.

    Casspi, 25, who played the last two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, told the Cleveland Jewish News that he hopes to sign the...

  • Cavs’ Casspi undergoes appendectomy

    February 25, 2013 | 10:08 am

    Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA, had an appendectomy.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers forward had his appendix removed on Saturday night at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and stayed overnight at the hospital, CBS Sports reported Sunday, citing a team news release.

    ...
  • NBA Cavalier Omri Casspi a slam dunk for Israel

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 15, 2011 | 11:39 am

    Omri Casspi is done waiting around for the NBA season to start. Haaretz reports that he has signed with the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team amidst the lockout between NBA owners and the basketball players. 

    Casspi previously played two seasons with the Sacramento Kings and was...

  • Ohio sports and my Marriage vows

    By Julia Bendis

    January 6, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    Most people know, I am not a big sports fan.  Sure I like to watch an occasional basketball game, only because every TV in the house has been hijacked to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers get their asses handed to them, yet again, by every single team in the NBA.  But, that’s for later…...

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