On Sunday, October 6th, Olympiacos announced that it was mutually parting ways with head coach David Blatt. This was to be Blatt’s second season with the Italian powerhouse.
Blatt, one of the most prolific basketball coaches coming out of Europe in recent history, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis two months ago.
The separation was amicable and the organization had nothing but kind words to say about their former coach.
“Olympiacos BC announces the consensual termination of cooperation with coach David Blatt.
It is a difficult moment for everyone since we part ways with a great coach but most of all a wonderful person. We have had the honour to work with one of the biggest figures of world basketball and we have gained a lot from his presence in our team.
David Blatt has served the club consistently, courageously and selflessly in a crucial moment for Olympiacos. He has supported our club on every single decision we had to make.
We would like to thank him for everything he has offered to the team and we wish him the very best from the bottom of our hearts both personally and professionally.”
He’s had a rich career with a stint coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA, as well as EuroLeague success with Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2014.