PIRAEUS, Greece — Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt says he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Blatt, 60, says he was diagnosed with condition, which attacks the central nervous system, “a few months ago” and has experienced fatigue, weakness in his legs and balance problems.
In a statement via Greek club Olympiakos, Blatt says he will keep working because “I am a coach and my job is to lead and teach and inspire a lot of people. Not being as agile or active doesn’t affect my ability to do those things.”
Blatt adds that “while I ask my players and staff to be the best version of themselves, I must ask and even demand from myself to do the same.”