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NBA Coaches Association President Rick Carlisle Blasts the Cavs Firing of David Blatt

You would expect NBA Coaches Association President Rick Carlisle to come to the aid of one of his own after a firing, and the current Dallas Mavericks coach did just that upon hearing of the firing Friday of Cavaliers head coach David Blatt.

Carlisle was very critical of the decision made by Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and GM David Griffin, and in a series of tweets from Dallas Morning News sports reporter Brad Townsend blasted the Cavs for letting Blatt walk with the best record in the Eastern Conference at 30-11.

Some do agree with the thought that firing a coach that took you to the NBA Finals in his first season and is 19 games over .500 this season is a bit of a stunning move.

As Cavs GM David Griffin put it though during his presser on Friday to announce the firing, “frankly, pretty good is not what we’re here for.”

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.



  1. pihc

    January 22, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Hate to tell you this bro, but the Cavs do NOT have the best record in the NBA.

    Also, the last time a Cleveland Pro basketball team fired their coach midway through the season, the Cleveland Pipers went on to win the championship.

  2. Debbie

    January 22, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Obviously meant best record in the East.

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