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David Blatt Interview

Yesterday David Blatt won the Israeli championship with his team Maccabi Tel Aviv . After the game he gave an interview to Sport5 TV channel. Here is my translation to his comments on his coaching future:

David Blatt: I am going to make my decision very soon. Once I make my decision I will notify Maccabi's management first. Thankfully, I have many options.

Sport 5: You were born in the US, and you have NBA aspirations. Europe will always be there for you, even Messina went to the Lakers as an assistant coach and afterwards returned to coach CSKA Moscow.

DB: No, Messina wasn't an assistant coach. He was a consultant. I am not going anywhere to be a consultant. If and when there will be a very significant offer..(pauses)..As a matter of fact, I have received several very significant offers. Therefore, I need to sit down and think real hard before making my decision. I would like to thank everybody here. As a israeli I've been lucky to work for Maccabi Tel Aviv.

There are also reports that Maccabi's management believes that Blatt will leave for the NBA.

Personally, I don't think that being Steve Kerr's assistant is "a very significant offer". Based on what I've read so far, it seems his top options are Cavs Head coach, or TWolves groomed Head coach ( after spending a year or two as Flip's top assistant ).

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