New York Knicks hire David Blatt as consultant
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 19, 2019 07:16 AM
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The New York Knicks earlier today announced the hiring of David Blatt as a basketball operations consultant, in a press release.
"I look forward to the next step in my career as I officially retire from coaching and pursue other opportunities in basketball," the release quotes Blatt as saying. "I've long been intrigued by working in a front office and thank Steve [Mills] and Scott [Perry] for the opportunity to be a resource to the basketball operations staff."
NY Knicks announce the hiring of David Blatt as a basketball operations consultant. pic.twitter.com/m8eHSASaQH— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) December 18, 2019
Blatt previously coached the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2014 to 2016, reaching the NBA Finals once, before getting axed mid-way through the following season.
Prior to his only NBA stint, and after his firing, he had an extensive and decorated coaching career in Europe, bagging various titles, including winning the Euroleague in 2014 and the EuroCup in 2018.
His last coaching stint was with Olympiacos, but he parted ways with that club earlier this year.