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  • 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’s David Blatt on NBA radar for coaching slots

    June 9, 2014 | 3:18 pm

    David Blatt, who guided Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague basketball championship, is rumored to be in the mix for several coaching jobs in the NBA.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly have contacted Blatt for their vacant head coaching post, The Associated Press...

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  • Maccabi Tev Aviv upsets its way to Euroleague basketball crown

    May 19, 2014 | 11:44 am

    Maccabi Tel Aviv upset favored Real Madrid to win the Euroleague basketball championship.

    Maccabi defeated the Spanish squad, 98-86, in overtime on Sunday night in Milan in the title game. Tyrese Rice led the Israeli club with 26 points, including 14 in overtime. The game was...

  • Jewish glory, frustration mark London Games

    August 13, 2012 | 5:40 pm

    The London Olympics may have “lit up the world,” as organizing committee head Sebastian Coe put it, but for Jews the 2 1/2 weeks offered healthy doses of frustration and glory.

    On the plus side, new medalists such as America’s Aly Raisman gained the spotlight with her grace,...

  • Israeli-American coach David Blatt leads Russian national basketball team to bronze

    August 12, 2012 | 11:15 am

    The Russian Olympic men’s basketball team, coached by Israeli-American David Blatt, took a bronze medal at the London games.

    The Russians played Argentina’s national team for the third place medal. The final score was Russia 81, Argentina 77.

    It is the first time Russia has won an...

  • Russian basketball team, coached by Israeli-American David Blatt, reaches Olympic semis

    August 8, 2012 | 3:03 pm

    The Russian Olympic men’s basketball team, coached by Israeli-American David Blatt, has advanced to the semifinals.

    The Russians will play Spain in Friday’s semifinals after defeating Lithuania, 83-74, on Wednesday in London. Russia has not won an Olympic medal in basketball since...

  • Iranian snubs Israeli in Beijing

    August 10, 2008 | 8:37 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—An Iranian swimmer refused to compete against his Israeli counterpart at the Beijing Olympics.

    Mohammad Alirezaei pulled out of the 100-meter breaststroke race Saturday, apparently in protest at the participation of Israel’s Tom Beeri. An Iranian press report, however,...

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