Kings set to interview former Cavs coach David Blatt

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Mar 30, 2016; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) controls the ball against Washington Wizards center Nene Hilario (42) during the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

David Blatt was interviewed by the New York Knicks last week. The Sacramento Kings will interview the former Cleveland Cavaliers in their search to replace George Karl.

Blatt, who led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA finals last season was fired from his post in January before the All-star week. The Kings are interviewing a number of candidates in their hunt to find the right person for the head coach’s job.

Blatt will be interviewed early this week. The Kings also interviewed Kevin McHale, who was fired by the Houston Rockets just after 11 regular season games in this edition of the league, according to the ESPN.

The Kings have already interviewed Sam Mitchell, the former Minnesota Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors coach.

Blatt was also in Los Angeles Lakers’ radar before the franchise quickly signed Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton as their head coach. The Kings will also interview Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Patrick Ewing.

Blatt still remains a strong candidate for the Knicks’ job, as its list of probables is confined to interim head coach Kurt Rambis and Blatt. The Rockets are also willing to interview the former Cavs coach soon. Sources also reveal that the Knicks are considering Blatt in an assistant position to Kurt Rambis, who is Phil Jackson’s first choice. But it’s unlikely that the legendary Israeli coach will accept such an offer.

If Blatt signs with the Kings, he will team up with Israeli forward Omri Casspi. But he would be facing a rough task of controlling All-star DeMarcus Cousins.

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