According to a report by Yahoo Sports late Friday night LeBron James had long wanted David Blatt fired as the head coach in Cleveland. Additionaly LeBron had selected former Warriors coach Mark Jackson as his next coach. Cavs GM David Griffin wouldn’t go for it, so they opted for the next best thing: Tyronn Lue.
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.
From the beginning, the Klutch Sports campaign to puncture Blatt’s standing as head coach had been as relentless as it was ruthless. James is one of the great leaders in pro sports, and he directed the Cavaliers how he wanted them: in complete defiance of Blatt.