The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly fired head coach David Blatt on Friday despite the team's place atop the Eastern Conference with a 30-11 record.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo broke the news. Blatt finishes his run in Cleveland with an 83-40 regular-season record (.675). He also led the Cavs to the NBA Finals last season, his first in charge, before losing to the Golden State Warriors.
Emmett Golden of ESPN Cleveland used the popular "RKO out of nowhere" wrestling analogy to express his surprise about the timing of the move: