The 18-12 Cavaliers are pretty good, but not nearly as good expected – which has triggered all kinds of speculation and rumors about the high-profile team.
The Cleveland coach hasn’t exactly impressed to begin his NBA career, struggling to manage a rotation and implement his offense. Cavaliers management is reportedly questioning whether he can reach the team, an understandable concern considering Blatt’s – to be fair, minor – public disagreements with LeBron.
LeBron gave a tepid endorsement of Blatt, but the pressure has not subsided.
Dave McMenamin of ESPN:
I’ll take the dry-weather excuse at face value. Coaching the Russians in the 2012 Olympics, Blatt also got a nose bleed. He might just be susceptible to them.
But if Blatt doesn’t survive with the Cavaliers, fairly or not, this will be seen as a defining and illustrative moment of his tenure.