By DARYL RUITER, 92.3 The FanBy Daryl Ruiter | 92.3 The Fan

CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Cleveland Cavaliers searched long and hard for their next head coach.

And it appears that they went overseas to get him.

The team has reportedly offered Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt the job and the 2 sides have entered into contract negotiations according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

A source within the Cavaliers denied to 92.3 The Fan that the team has made the offer and another league source indicated that nothing is imminent as of late Thursday night but it is clear that Blatt is the choice.

Blatt would become the 20th head coach in franchise history should he accept the job.

Blatt announced at a press conference in Israel on June 12 that he was leaving the club for the NBA after leading the team to the 2014 EuroLeague championship. He was also in the running to join new Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr’s staff as an assistant.

General manager David Griffin announced on May 12 that Mike Brown had been dismissed for the second time as Cavs coach following an underwhelming 33-49 season that also included a 17-16 finish to the season after Chris Grant was fired as general manager on Feb. 8.

Shockingly, despite finishing with the ninth-worst record in the league, Cleveland won the NBA Draft lottery and will select first in next week’s NBA Draft.

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