So far, every coach who has weighed in on David Blatt’s firing has expressed bewilderment. It’s understandable, given the Cavaliers’ 30-11 record, to be surprised, even though there were clearly other factors at play. But nobody’s reaction was more dramatic than Stan Van Gundy, who can always be counted on to be a good quote about these types of things.
Via Yahoo’s Michael Lee:
So, that’s a pretty strong reaction. The Van Gundy brothers never mince words when it comes to these things, and Stan is right that Blatt’s record did not warrant a firing. But, as has been widely reported elsewhere, his issues with LeBron James ran deep, and the two never clicked.