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Israel adores embattled Blatt

By Associated Press in Tel Aviv ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-01-24 08:03:02

Cavaliers coach has special connection to his adopted home in Tel Aviv

Even casual Israeli basketball fans begin their day with an update on the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the newfound obsession with the NBA franchise has little to do with superstar LeBron James.

Rookie head coach David Blatt is one of their own, making his name professionally in Israel and raising a family there.

Israel adores embattled Blatt

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