David Blatt is a prominent American Israeli professional basketball executive, and he is best known as a former basketball player and a former basketball coach. David was positioned as a point guard while he played for Princeton University. He also participated in many United States national team games, the gold medal, and many other medals for his playing. David has coached many students and is considered the most successful American Israeli coach in the history of European basketball. He has served as a coach for the Israeli Super League and won the coach of the year more than four times.
David Blatt’s Early Years
David Blatt was born under the name David Michael Blatt, in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States of America, on May 22, 1959; he is 63 years old. His father’s name is William Blatt, and his mother’s name is Lillian Blatt, and there is no information regarding his parent’s occupations. David has not shared anything about siblings; it is unknown whether he has any siblings or is the only child in his family. David spent his early life in Boston, and later he moved to Framingham, Massachusetts, and was brought up there with his family members.
He has been interested in playing basketball since childhood, and his parents helped him by joining him in classes to learn professional basketball. David was born and brought up in a Jewish family, and he used to go to Reform Temple as a young boy. In childhood, he attended the Hebrew School twice a week until his Bar Mitzvah.
Academy details of David Blatt
David Blatt attended Framingham High School; after completing high school, he joined Princeton University and studied for his bachelor of arts degree in English Literature, and while studying there, he played basketball for his college team.
Personal details of David Blatt
Real Name: David Michael Blatt
Profession: Former professional basketball player, Former Basketball coach, and Basketball executive
Celebrity name: David Blatt
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United Kingdom
Birthday: May 22, 1959
Color of Eyes: Dark Brown
Color of Hair: Dark Brown
Net Worth: $ 9 Million
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Body measurements of David Blatt
Height in cm: 191 cm
Height in Feet: 6 ft. 3 in.
Weight in Kg: 82 kg
Weight in Pound: 181 lbs
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Shoe Size (In U.S.): NA
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Family details of David Blatt
Mother’s Name: Lillian Blatt
Father’s Name: William Blatt
Number of Siblings: N.A.
Relationship Status: Married
Children: Tamir Blatt, Shani Blatt, Ela Blatt, and Adi Blatt
Spouses: Kinneret Blatt
David Blatt’s wife and children
David Blatt was in a relationship with Kinneret, and they did not share where they first met and started dating. Then they both got married in a ceremony held in 1991, but their marriage date is unknown. David’s wife Kinneret is a professional basketball player for the Israeli team, which David coached. They both welcomed their first twin daughters named Shani Blatt and Adi Blatt, but their dates of birth are unknown, and they both are now serving in the Israeli army.
David and Kinneret have a third daughter named Ela Blatt, and in 1997, they both welcomed their son named Tamir Blatt. In 2014, David’s son Tamir was the starting point guard for the Israeli Junior national basketball team, and also he played for the Hapoel Jerusalem, Hapoel Tel Aviv, and Hapoel Holon.
The Net Worth of David Blatt
David Blatt has a net worth of $ 9 million and earned a major part of his net worth as a successful basketball coach and player. But David still needs to reveal his salary as a coach to the media.
Awards and Achievements of David Blatt
In 2002, David won the Israeli Coach of the Year, and from 2004 to 05, the season he won the FIBA EuroCup championship, and he was titled the Coach of the Year in Russia. In 2014, David was named the EuroLeague Coach of the Year 2014; the same year, he is the Order of Friendship award winner. He was named the second coach in history to win the EuroCup Championship in 2018. David won the Bonei Zion Prize in Culture, Arts, and Sports in 2020.
The professional life of David Blatt as player
David played for Princeton University under coach Pete Carril, from 1977 to 1981, and David was the captain of his team. He has participated in the Maccabiah Games on behalf of the USA national team, and in the game, they won the gold medal. Then David started to play as a professional basketball player for Israel’s Super League for the next 12 years. But later, he got injured because he couldn’t continue his career as a basketball player, so he started to serve as a full-time coach.
The Professional path of David Blatt as a coach
David joined Maccabu Tel Aviv as an assistant manager for the Pini Gershon from 1999 to 2004 season. In 2004, he left the Pini Gershon and joined as a head coach for the Dynamo Saint Petersburg. Then from 2005 to 06, season David signed as a head coach for the Israeli national tea, and later he left the Israel team and joined as a head coach for the Benetton Treviso team. David was appointed as a head coach for the Istanbul-based Turkish Super League team, Efes Pilsen. Then on June 20, 2014, David was appointed head coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On June 1, 2016, he was appointed as the new head coach for Darussafaka. On June 27, 2018, David signed as a head coach for two years contract for Olympiacos Greek Basket League. On December 18, 2019, David announced his retirement as a coach after the New York Knicks team hired him as a consultant. But after the 2019 to 20 seasons, his contract did not renew. On May 28, 2020, a 50% percent share of the Israeli Company True Player group was owned by David Family.