Will David Blatt's plane of employment stay in flight after this season?
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It hasn't been a good couple days for Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt. It hasn't been a terrifc season for him either, for that matter.
Things went about as badly for Blatt as they can possibly go for the leader of a team winning a pivotal playoff game, yesterday. Blatt's Cavs grabbed an 86-84 win upon LeBron James' buzzer-beating jumper, but not without his coach nearly ruining their chances by trying to call a timeout they didn't have. Cleveland assistant Tyron Lue held his boss back, but had the officials caught Blatt gesturing for time, he would've been hit with a technical foul.
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After the game, James said that Blatt had drawn up a play for the final possession, but that the King defiantly waved it off and simply demanded he be given the ball. Being emasculated by the best athlete in the world is one thing, but the Cavs coach flashed an unrepentant cockiness in his post-game comments, regardless, which just made him look worse. Here's what he said when asked about all these things: