Cavaliers to face new coach David Blatt's former team in preseason
The Cavaliers will face Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv -- new Cavs coach David Blatt's former team -- in Cleveland's Oct. 5 preseason opener at Quicken Loans Arena.
Blatt, who was hired in June to replace Mike Brown, coached Maccabi for four seasons, winning the Euroleague championship in May.
Here is Cleveland's full preseason schedule:
- Sunday, Oct. 5 - vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel) - Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland, OH) - 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 11 - vs. Miami Heat - HSBC Arena (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) - TBA
- Tuesday, Oct. 14 - vs. Milwaukee Bucks - Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland, OH) - 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 15 - vs. Indiana Pacers - Cintas Center, Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH) - 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, Oct. 17 - vs. Dallas Mavericks - Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland, OH) - 7:30 p.m.
- Monday, Oct. 20 - vs. Chicago Bulls - Schottenstein Center, Ohio State (Columbus, OH) - 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 22 - at Memphis Grizzlies - FedExForum (Memphis, TN) - 8:00 p.m.
- Chris Johnson