From my knowledge of David Blatt, I am not surprised that some people call him “David Melech Israel,” or King David. (take that, “King” James!) In my mind, he inspires the notion of a resurrected King David landing in our times through the game of basketball.
Blatt remains the same guy who, when I saw him dancing with my mom at my wedding in August 1995, said to myself: “That is the type of coach I never before had in my whole career; that’s a cool dude right there.”
For the first time in my hoops life, Blatt had me feeling secure and comfortable on defense.