Cavs fire head coach David Blatt

Posted at 1:21 PM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 16:21:55-05

CLEVELAND - A person familiar with the decision says the Cavaliers have fired coach David Blatt, who led the team to the NBA Finals last season.

Blatt was dismissed Friday, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the move.

Blatt's firing came one day after the coach was defensive following the team's win over the Los Angeles Clippers. Blatt was bothered by criticism his team led by LeBron James received after a 34-point loss to the defending champion Golden State Warriors earlier this week.