Report: David Blatt next in line to interview for Kings job

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The Sacramento Kings are set to continue their search for a new head coach this week with reports suggesting David Blatt is the next in line to impress the Western Conference franchise's hierarchy.

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, citing league sources, the former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach will interview with the Kings on Monday.

The news comes less than 24 hours after it was confirmed that former Knicks star turned Hornets coach Patrick Ewing would also be interviewing for the position this week.

Blatt was ousted from the top job at the Cavaliers back in January despite having led the Ohio franchise to the 2015 NBA Finals and a 30-11 record at the time of his departure in the 2015-16 season.

Virtually ever since his exit, the 56-year-old has been linked with numerous head coaching vacancies and reportedly met with the New York Knicks last week as a candidate for their HC position.

He was also rumoured to be on the Los Angeles Lakers' shortlist before they appointed Luke Walton over the weekend.

Unlike in New York, however, where he is believed to be one of only two candidates for the full-time position alongside interim head coach Kurt Rambis, Blatt is amongst of a host of candidates currently under consideration by the Kings.

As noted by ESPN, alongside Blatt and the aforementioned Ewing, Sacramento have already spoken to Mike Woodson, Sam Mitchell and Vinny Del Negro. Meanwhile, the likes of Kevin McHale and Ettore Messina have also been linked.

The ex-Cavs head coach does have a winning pedigree during his time in the NBA and Europe.

After reportedly struggling to deal with big time personalities in Cleveland, however, there will be some who question whether he is the man to help the Kings' franchise talent, DeMarcus Cousins, fulfil his true potential.

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