David Blatt: ‘I’m Going to Coach Next Year’

by May 23, 2016
David Blatt

After his midseason firing earlier this year, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ former coach David Blatt is sure he’ll land a position for next season—wherever that may be.

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“I don’t see myself not being a head coach somewhere but you never know,” he said.


In 23 years as a coach, Blatt has never taken a full season off.


“I’m going to coach next year. I’m not going to sit out. It’s not in my nature. I want to work,” he said. “I’ll be back somewhere. Could be anywhere.”


Anywhere in the world? “It’s the story of my life,” said the coaching nomad who has had jobs in Russia, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Italy and the United States.


The NBA was his first choice, but it doesn’t look like he will get a top job in the NBA for 2016-17.


“I went through the interview process, and I sincerely hoped to get a job,” he said. “It didn’t work out, and I’m looking ahead. That’s all.”