David Blatt is out as Cleveland Cavaliers coach. Our panel of experts offer their breakdown of the moves and whether LeBron James‘ team has improved its hopes of winning a title.
1. Firing David Blatt: Good move or bad move?
Bradford Doolittle, ESPN Insider: Had to do it. The No. 1 job of any NBA coach is to convince the players to let him coach them. Otherwise, it doesn’t matter how good his ideas are. Some guys just don’t fit the NBA or a particular team, and vice versa.
Amin Elhassan, ESPN Insider: Good move. There had been friction between Blatt and the locker room for most of his tenure. That makes his winning percentage sort of irrelevant because if the team isn’t fully bought in, nothing else matters. For the record, one of my main concerns about Blatt before he came over from Europe was his abrasive personality.
Tom Haberstroh, ESPN Insider: Good move. It never made sense to keep Blatt in the first place if he wasn’t hired to coach LeBron James, the best player on the planet at the
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