Tait Is Here To Stay

 The Cleveland Cavaliers today have extended the contract of long-time radio announcer Joe Tait through the 2008-09 season.Tait is entering his 35th season as the voice of the Cavaliers, including the last 13 years for WTAM-AM handling both play-by-play and color commentary. 

The Cavaliers fired their TV play-by-play announcer of 12 years, Michael Reghi, in the off-season and replaced him with Detroit Pistons broadcaster Fred McLeod. 

The organization has tinkered with nearly every aspect of game presentation since Dan Gilbert became owner in 2005. But Tait and his trademark “Wham with the right hand!” have remained. 

Gilbert says the job belongs to Tait for as long as he wants it.