David Blatt is an Israeli-American professional basketball coach, currently coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers, and former professional basketball player.
Blatt played point guard at Princeton University from 1977 to 1981 and played in the Maccabiah Games for the USA national team that won a gold medal in 1981.
He then played professional basketball in Israel for nine of the next 12 years, before an injury ended his playing career and he began coaching full-time.
He is one of the most successful American coaches in European basketball history. As a coach, Blatt has been the Israeli League Coach of the Year four times (1996, 2002, 2011, and 2014), the Russian Super League Coach of the Year (2005), and the Euroleague Coach of the Year (2014). Blatt took over as Cleveland's head coach in 2014, and his lifetime .639 winning percentage after the 2014-15 season was the best of any Cavaliers head coach in team history.