David Blatt was officially introduced as the new Cleveland Cavaliers head coach this afternoon.
“On behalf of all Israelis in the United States, we congratulate David Blatt as he becomes the first Israeli-American head coach in the NBA, and wish him much success,” said Shawn Evenhaim, chairman of the Israeli American Council (IAC), the largest Israeli American organization in the U.S.
“Many Israeli-Americans are NBA fans and David will no doubt bring more Israeli-American fans to the game and even more pride to the Israeli-American community,” Evenhaim added. “David exemplifies a leader whose experiences and values stand for the best of Israel and of the United States. He has contributed so much to basketball in both countries and has reached a remarkable milestone with his new appointment.”
The Israeli American Council (IAC), the preeminent Israeli-American organization in the United States, seeks to build an active and giving Israeli-American Community in order to strengthen the State of Israel, the next generation, and to provide a bridge to the Jewish-American community. Based in Los Angeles with offices nationwide, the IAC serves an estimated 750,000 Israelis in the U.S. today with a large variety of programs and events for all ages, and supports a wide range of other community non-profit organizations. For more information, visit www.israeliamerican.org.