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David Blatt: career, achievements

David Blatt, whose photo is presented inmaterial, is a former American basketball player. The once successful player is of Israeli descent. Therefore, after finishing his professional career, he repeatedly coached basketball clubs in his historical homeland. Currently, David Blatt is the coach of the Turkish team "Darushafaka".

early years

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Professional career David Blatt began in 1976year. For 5 seasons, the young player defended the colors of the student team of Princeton University. In 1981, a talented basketball player received an offer from the Israeli club "Maccabi" (Haifa). Later, Blatt played for "Hapoel" (Nahari) and "Elitsur" (Galil-Elion).

Coach career

Decision on the termination of the player's career, David tookin 1992. Go to such a step the basketball player caused permanent injuries. At the same time, Blatt stayed at home, taking a place in the coaching staff of "Hapoel" from Galil-Elion. Already in the season of 1993/1994 the former basketball player became a full-time coach of the team. In 1999, David Blatt received the post of head coach of the then-best Israeli club "Maccabi" (Tel Aviv).

In the beginning of 2004 the specialist was entrusted with the post of the main mentor of the St. Petersburg "Dynamo". Already for the first year of work in the new team, David managed to lead the team to win the FIBA ​​Euroleague Cup.

In the 2005/2006 season, the coach directed the Benetton club from Treviso. According to the results of the annual performances the team was in the first position in the highest Italian league.

Work in the national team of Russia

profession of David Blatt
At the end of 2006, the profession of David Blatt allowedTo him to take a post of the instructor of the Russian basketball team. Already in 2007, his new players were in the finals of the European Championships, where they won the Spanish team, having won the gold awards of the championship. As a result, David Blatt became the first foreign specialist to receive the "Honored Coach of Russia" award. The coach left the post of coach of the national team in 2012, refusing to renew the contract with the basketball federation of the country.

In the 2014/2015 season, David Blatt after a smallbreak in the coaching career signed an agreement with the club of the National Basketball Association Cleveland Cavaliers. Already in the debut season, the coach brought new players into the final series of games of the American championship. Despite the positive results of work in the team, Blatt received an unexpected dismissal in early 2016. Presumably, the cause of the contract was the dissatisfaction of one of the leaders of the LeBron James team by rebuilding the game accents in the team, in particular, changing the tactics of behavior on the site, according to which the "stars" were forced to work for partners and perform a whole mass of rough work.


David Blatt
David Blatt is known as a specialist whois able to combine in the game of his own team the actions that are typical for European and American basketball. The system of the coach assumes constant pressure of the opponent, rapid breakthroughs of fast attackers along the front line. The key moment in building the game Blatt considers the use of a heavy forward on the court, which is effective in throws from the three-point zone and is able to act far from the opponent's ring.