There is still a lot of debate regarding whether or not LeBron James got his coach fired last week.
Raanan Katz, a part-owner of the Miami Heat, believes that LeBron and/or his camp was behind the David Blatt firing.
Why would Katz think that? Well, he tried to get Erik Spoelstra fired during his time in Miami.
Miami Heat part-owner Raanan Katz said LeBron had Blatt fired. In same breath: “He tried the same with Spo, but failed.”
— David Pick (@IAmDPick) January 26, 2016
If first you don’t succeed, try again.
TNT analyst David Aldridge says:
“Blatt’s camp believes that his firing was “1,000 percent LeBron,” as one supporter said over the weekend. There is no question that in the Cavs’ grand scheme of things, James carried, and carries, the hammer.”
The Cavs immediately hired Tyronn Lue for the head coaching position. It was reported that the pick had LeBron’s endorsement. LeBron would often consult with Lue over Blatt during games.
Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski talked about LeBron’s influence:
“LeBron James and [agent] Rich Paul never had to walk into the GM’s office and demand the firing of the coach. All together, they had the capability of making everyone’s life hell until the deed was done.”