David Blatt’s Wife Kinneret Blatt is a pretty interesting woman. She’s an Israeli native who met David there during his 33-year stint as the Maccabi Tel Aviv head coach. Israeli basketball is actually pretty decent. A lot of NBA’ers that would otherwise be put out to pasture seem to migrate there to continue their career, and the money’s not too bad either, from what I’ve seen.
So David Blatt and wife Kinneret have a total of four children, but their oldest is David. David is around 18 years old and plays for a team called Hapoel Tel Aviv now. That’s something of a big deal in Israeli basketball since its “first tier,” but their arena only holds around 3500 people. Well you can’t always be the big show. Kinneret is also a doctor, and she graduated from Tel Aviv University. David actually coached Kinneret before they were married in 1991. That seems pretty weird, but it’s perfectly legal so who really cares. I’m sure she was a super hot basketball player back then.
I’m still not entirely sure what Kinneret is a doctor of, but she apparently still lived in Israel shortly after David got the job at Cleveland. I think it’s a strong possibility she’ll relocate to the Cleveland area to be around her husband if she hasn’t already. When he was hired, David mentioned that they would all move to the States eventually. Getting visas for that sort of thing can take a little time. I think Kinneret may be aware that Lebron James holds serious influence over the fate of her husband David’s job. Like it or not, in the NBA franchise players sometimes get to dictate to the ownership and front office whether something is working or not, and Kinneret is likely crossing her fingers that their relationship will strengthen.