Tuesday May 31st, 2016

Your teams on the go or at home. Personalize SI with our new App. Install on iOS or Android.​

Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt is finalizing a deal with Turkish professional team Darussafaka, reports Europe-based basketball reporter David Pick.

According to Pick, Darussafaka’s deal with Blatt will be for close to $2 million per season over an unspecified number of years.

Blatt was relieved of his duties with the Cavs in January, despite having achieved a 30–11 record with the team, which was the best mark in the Eastern Conference at the time. Before his time in Cleveland, Blatt had been a coach overseas since 1993.

He was the Israeli League Coach of the Year four times, while also earning Russian Super League and Euroleague Coach of the Year honors in 2005 and 2014, respectively.

GOLLIVER: Warriors outlast OKC to advance

Darussafaka plays in the Turkish Basketball Super League.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.