The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired coach David Blatt. Tyronn Lue, Blatt’s top assistant, has agreed to a three-year deal to become the team’s new head coach according to sources.
Blatt’s dismissal comes one season after he helped guide the Cavs to the 2015 NBA Finals in his first year as an NBA coach. Cleveland leads the Eastern Conference with a 30-11 record and has won 11 of its past 13 games. The two losses came against the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors, who beat the Cavs by 34 points on Monday.