Cavaliers to face new coach David Blatt's former team in preseason

Friday August 8th, 2014

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.

The Cavaliers will also face the Miami Heat -- the former team of star forward LeBron James, who signed with Cleveland this summer -- on Oct. 11 in Brazil.

More: Meet new Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt: The King of Roam

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



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