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New York Knicks cut David Blatt

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David Blatt, a former NBA and Israeli basketball coach, will not remain as a consultant for the New York Knicks.

Blatt’s consultancy contract with the team, which was for the 2019-20 season, has expired, the New York Post reported, citing an anonymous NBA source. The original schedule for the regular season ended last week, but the games haven’t been played for more than a month because of the coronavirus.

Blatt was hired in December by former Knicks president Steve Mills, who played basketball in college with Princeton and remained friends over the years. The Knicks have failed to reach the playoffs since the 2012-13 season and have fired their manager earlier this year.

In March, Leon Rose was named the new Knicks president. He will probably bring his advisors.