Report: Cavs to Give David Blatt a Championship Ring

by September 16, 2016

David Blatt will reportedly receive a championship ring from the Cleveland Cavaliers next month.

Blatt was fired and replaced by assistant coach Tyronn Lue midway through the Cavs’ championship season.

Blatt, 57, is currently coaching in Turkey.

Per the Akron Beacon Journal:

Blatt went 83-40 in parts of two seasons with the Cavs and guided them to the NBA Finals in 2015, where they lost to the Golden State Warriors in six games. He was replaced by Tyronn Lue after going 30-11 last season. Under Lue, the Cavs became the first team in NBA Finals history to erase a 3-1 deficit and win the championship.


Current coaches and players will receive their rings on Oct. 25, the same night the team raises the city’s first championship banner in 52 years.