Cavs Want Blatt As Coach – NBA Roundup
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers could have a head coach.
A person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity says the team has offered the job to European coach David Blatt following a five-week search to find a replacement for Mike Brown. The 55-year-old Blatt recently resigned as coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv to pursue his dream of coaching in the NBA. He was coveted as an assistant by Minnesota and Golden State.
Blatt just led Maccabi Tel Aviv to this year's Euroleague championship.
UNDATED (AP) — The draft value of Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins has just risen.
Kansas center Joel Embiid (ehm-BEED') is scheduled to undergo surgery on a stress fracture in his right foot on Friday, putting a question mark next to one of the top prospects in next week's NBA draft. He was widely considered to be the favorite for the No. 1 overall draft pick held by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Embiid missed the end of last season and the NCAA tournament with a back ailment. The two recent injuries could cause him to slide some on draft night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has won a small victory in court.
A judge has refused Shelly Sterling's request for an injunction against her husband and his lawyers in their dispute over the planned sale of the NBA franchise.
Shelly Sterling's attorneys filed a petition Thursday alleging threats by Donald Sterling and his counsel. But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas ruled in writing that the statements cited in the petition did not "rise to the level of great and irreparable injury."
A trial next month will look into assertions that Donald Sterling is mentally incapacitated, leaving Shelly Sterling as sole authority to sell the Clippers.