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David Blatt is next to interview in the Kings’ coaching search

Former Cleveland head coach David Blatt watches his team during the second half of Game 3 in a second-round NBA playoff series against Chicago. The Sacramento Kings will interview Blatt for their coaching vacancy on Monday, a league source confirmed.
Former Cleveland head coach David Blatt watches his team during the second half of Game 3 in a second-round NBA playoff series against Chicago. The Sacramento Kings will interview Blatt for their coaching vacancy on Monday, a league source confirmed. The Associated Press

The Kings will interview former Cleveland coach David Blatt for their coaching vacancy on Monday, a league source confirmed.

Blatt is the latest in a list of candidates that seems to grow daily.

The Kings have already talked with Sam Mitchell, Vinny Del Negro, Mike Woodson and Kevin McHale. The team also has plans to meet with Indiana assistant coach Nate McMillan, Charlotte assistant Patrick Ewing, Memphis assistant Elston Turner and former Golden State coach Mark Jackson.

The Cavaliers were 30-11 this season when Blatt was fired and replaced by assistant Tyronn Lue. Blatt led Cleveland to the NBA Finals in his first season and compiled an 83-40 record after a successful coaching career overseas.

The Kings are searching for a replacement for George Karl, who was fired after going 33-49 last season.

Jason Jones: @mr_jasonjones, read more about the team at sacbee.com/kings.

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