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Dave Blatt to coach against ex-team

Updated: June 23, 2014, 5:19 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- New Cavaliers coach David Blatt will face his former team from Israel in an exhibition game.

One of Europe's top coaches, Blatt was hired last week by the Cavs. He'll coach against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Oct. 5 as this year's Euroleague champions begin their U.S. tour against Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena. Maccabi will play at Brooklyn two nights later.

Blatt spent six seasons coaching at Maccabi. He signed a three-year deal with the Cavs on Friday, ending the club's ...

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