TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer
Blatt was fired in January despite a 30-11 record and replaced by Lue, who guided Cleveland to the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
On Wednesday, Blatt interviewed with the New York Knicks, a person with knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press.
“He definitely deserves another chance,” Lue said. “I thought Coach Blatt did a great and phenomenal job here. He taught me a lot. Just being friends with him and getting a chance to understand him was great for me. I know a lot of guys around here, we talked about it the other day, they miss him and his presence.
“Hopefully, he gets another job in this league because he deserves it.”
Blatt led the Cavs to the finals in his first season.
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