Crain’s Goes 1 on 1 with Coach Mike Brown

Brandon Glenn for Crain’s In-Depth goes 1 on 1 with Coach Mike Brown.

“The Cleveland Cavaliers’ new head coach is expected to lead the team back to the playoffs for the first time since 1998, integrate three new starters into a team that collapsed in the second half last year and persuade the maligned franchise’s perceived savior, star forward LeBron James, to stick around once his rookie contract expires in three years.” Check out the link above for a complete review of the interview.

Who Says One Man Can’t Make A Difference

Joe Milicia from Associate Press helps remind us of just how much the Cavaliers are on their way to becoming more than just your Cleveland Cavaliers.

According to Milicia, “Few people in the Cleveland area attended Cavaliers games a few years ago. The team was bad and had no stars. That changed with the acquisition in 2003 of LeBron James, who gave the Cavaliers the largest single-season attendance increase in league history — from an average of 11,497 fans per game in 2002-03 to 18,288 in 2003-04.
The Cavaliers used to market to roughly 3 million people in the Cleveland, Akron and Canton areas but now reaches out to a region of 15 million people that stretches from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati.”

Jason Kapono to Join The Heat

The Miami Heat signed restricted free-agent forward Jason Kapono to an offer sheet Friday. Charlotte will now have up to seven days to match the Heat’s offer. The Bobcats extended a qualifying offer to Kapono in June.
The Cavaliers lost Kapono last season when the Charlotte selected him in the 2004 expansion draft. He averaged 47.73% from the 3 point when he played with the Cavs in the 2003-04 season.

20 Players Will Make Up the Cavaliers’ 2005-06 Training Camp Roster

The Cleveland Cavaliers have announced the players that will make up the Cavaliers’ 2005-06 training camp roster. Seven new players will join the camp when it opens on Tuesday. Kelenna Azubuike, Mengke Bateer, Obinna Ekezie, Zendon Hamilton, Filiberto Rivera, Jahidi White and Mike Wilks will join the roster.

Jahidi White, Obinna Ekezie and Zendon Hamilton will compete for a backup center spot. Kelenna Azubuike, Filiberto Rivera and Mike Wilks will compete for the third point guard spot.

Chat with Cavaliers Assistant General Manager Lance Blanks

cavs new website
What an improvement the Cavs has done to the new website. If you want to check out all the enhancement they have done click here.

Now, assistant GM Lance Blanks will be answering questions today. You can post your question now and check back at 3pm to check out the answers.

One obvious difference the new management has done is the interaction with the fans. So far they have done 2 conference calls, one with Danny Ferry and the last one was with Mike Brown, a town hall with D Ferry. Don’t recall any of this back in Gund’s era