New man in charge: Cavaliers introduce David Blatt as coach, prep for No. 1 pick in draft

The Cavaliers have introduced new coach David Blatt one day before they pick first in the NBA draft.

Blatt spent the past two decades coaching in Israel, where he built a reputation as one of the international game's top coaches. He led Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague championship this season and guided Russia to a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

The 55-year-old Blatt, who was born in Massachusetts and played at Princeton, is the first coach to make the move from Europe to the NBA.

The Cavs owns the No. 1 overall selection in Thursday's draft and are expected to make a strong push to sign LeBron James. He opted out of the final two years of his Miami contract on Tuesday and is a free agent.