Don’t believe anything the Cavs GM said in today’s press conference. LeBron runs the team, the city and possibly the majority of the state of Ohio.
We won’t know how good of a coach David Blatt is or isn’t until he gets with another team, but what we do know is that LeBron wanted him gone from the beginning.
Before David Blatt ever conducted his first training camp practice in September 2014, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and his agent, Rich Paul, had the coach’s succession plan in place: Mark Jackson.
To become the preferred candidate of the most powerful player in the NBA – and de facto Cavaliers general manager – Jackson understood what he needed to do: Bring on James’ and Paul’s Klutch Sports agency as his representation, and prepare to deliver those commission fees into the King’s coffers. Blatt never had a chance. He never knew what hit him.
Wojo goes on to speak on how LeBron from the jump did everything he could to make sure David Blatt didn’t last and finally today he succeed.
It is the type of ruthlessness you see on Wall Street, but that is what LeBron is, a power broker.