Well, this is a bit surprising.
According to multiple sources, the Cleveland Cavaliers have decided to part ways with head coach David Blatt.
Blatt led the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals last year and helped guide them to a 30-11 start this season despite numerous injuries, but it appears the higher-ups in the Cavs organization believe he is incapable of winning a title. Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to break the news.
Cleveland has fired coach David Blatt, sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 22, 2016
The Cavs were embarrassed at the hands of the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, and it’s hard not to wonder if this decision was made shortly thereafter. Tyronn Lue, one of the Cavs’ top assistants, will reportedly serve as Cleveland’s new head coach.