HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 15: Head coach David Blatt of the Cleveland Cavaliers watches the play on the court during their game against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on January 15, 2016 in Houston, Texas.
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The New York Knicks have reportedly parted ways with current consultant and former Cleveland Cavs head coach David Blatt.

On Wednesday afternoon, Ian Begley of SNY reported that David Blatt’s consulting agreement with the New York Knicks has expired. This officially concludes his tenure with the organization.

Blatt served as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2014-16 before joining the Knicks organization this past winter. He worked with the Knicks’ G League team and assisted in international scouting.

Blatt’s departure comes as no surprise primarily because he was hired by former Knicks president Steve Mills, who was fired at the beginning of February. The two were teammates at Princeton University from 1978-81 and have been close ever since.

Sources have said that Blatt and the new president of the Knicks, Leon Rose, parted ways on good terms, which comes as a relief since the Knicks seem to always be entangled in drama.

Simply speaking, the Knicks have been one of the worst teams in the league for a few years now. They haven’t had a winning record since the 2012-13 season when they lost to the Indiana Pacers in the Conference Semifinals. It seems as if the organization is struggling with a rebuild, but the Knicks are making changes more frequently, both with the players as well as the front office.

Rose is new and is going to want to keep his job, and that explains his lack of desire to retain Blatt even more. Now that he’s in charge, he’ll be looking to appoint personnel and start fresh.

Leen has written about the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and international soccer. She is currently the primary NHL writer for ESNY. Leen's work has been featured on Bleacher Report and she was formerly a contributor for FanSided's New York Mets blog, Rising Apple. She is a co-host of the Yankees-Mets Express podcast.