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  1. Dan Gilbert opened his mouth on the internet again. It went about as well as last time.

    Oct 2, 2010, 9:07 AM EDT

    Hi, everybody! (Hi, Dan Gilbertcavsdan Okay, Dan.Might be time for some therapy. Because if you plan on owning the Cavaliers for a long time? This will not be the last 25-year-old to bolt for greener pastures. Maybe you’ll find a player like Kevin Durant who just wants to stay where he’s at and loves, you…

  2. Regrets? Dan Gilbert has a few, but too few to mention

    Sep 20, 2010, 9:17 AM EDT

    When LeBron James announced his decision, Dan Gilbert lashed out. It was an emotional response, a public letter that called James decision a “cowardly betrayal” and insulted James. It earned Gilbert a $100,000 fine and a rebuke from David Stern. Gilbert now says he has moved on. So the Detroit Free Press asked him if…

  3. Cavs Dan Gilbert says he would like to see Mike Illitch buy the Pistons

    Sep 20, 2010, 8:32 AM EDT

    Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is not involved in the sale of the Detroit Pistons, but he still has an opinion about it. In that way, he’s just like the rest of us. Gilbert — a Michigan State grad — told the Detroit Free Press he would like to see Mike Illitch buy the team. Illitch…

  4. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert: Now we're going to build the right way

    Sep 7, 2010, 9:50 AM EDT

    Dan Gilbert is putting a much better spin on LeBron James leaving now. Not the right one, but at least one that sounds reasonable and lacks Comic Sans font. In a story about rebuilding the Cavaliers at the News-Herald, here is what Gilbert said about the effort. “We weren’t as focused on the long term…

  5. Cavaliers extend new GM Chris Grant's contract to five years

    Aug 26, 2010, 2:12 PM EDT

    Congratulations Chris Grant, the job completely rebuilding the Cleveland Cavaliers is now yours. Grant, the assistant general manager who was promoted to the big chair when Danny Ferry was let go, had his contract extended to five years, according to Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Back in 2008 Grant was a frontrunner for…

  6. Danny Ferry is headed back to Spurs front office

    Aug 25, 2010, 10:15 PM EDT

    Danny Ferry left the Spurs front office in 2005 to try and build a team in Cleveland around Lebron James. You can discuss amongst yourself how good a job he did — he hired a defensive-minded coach in Mike Brown then kept giving him talented guys who were weak on that end of the floor…

  7. Spurs trying to bring Danny Ferry back to their front office

    Aug 11, 2010, 9:57 AM EDT

    Danny Ferry is no Pat Riley. Ferry spent years in Cleveland trying to build a team around LeBron James that would make the superstar happy. He built some very good teams — teams with the best record in the NBA the last two years — but not ones that could win it all. So Cavaliers…

  8. Lance Blanks is the next general manager in Phoenix

    Aug 5, 2010, 8:23 PM EDT

    Lance Blanks is the latest loss for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Blanks, now the No. 2 man on the Cleveland basketball side, has decided to take over as general manager of the Phoenix Suns. Blanks had been rumored to be the frontrunner. In practice, Blanks may be the No. 2 guy in Phoenix, too. Lon Babby,…

  9. Steve Carell 's "decision" is Outback Steak House; Chili's responds with Comic Sans letter.

    Jul 21, 2010, 2:27 PM EDT

    Reportedly, the folks at ESPN wanted LeBron James to hold off on his decision until the day of the ESPY’s, so that one ego-stroking event could lead into another. Fortunately for all of us, the realities of the marketplace made that impossible. The ESPY’s had to settle for parody — Steve Carell’s decision to take…

  10. Wade on LeBron: `He didn't quit.''

    Jul 15, 2010, 9:32 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade already has LeBron’s back. “He’s not a quitter,” Wade said. “He didn’t quit.” That’s what Wade told the AP Thursday, referring to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert’s post-decision rant about LeBron James, saying he quit in the Celtics playoffs series. Wade will have none of hat. “LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, guys like…

  11. Cleveland fans offer to help billionaire Dan Gilbert pay fine

    Jul 13, 2010, 9:52 PM EDT

    Dan Gilbert can afford to buy his own lunch. Sure he owns a company that did a lot of real estate loans and that’s not the most lucrative business in the world right now. And his basketball franchise is worth $150 million less than it was a week ago. He is still worth close to…

  12. Dan Gilbert thinks Tom Izzo would have been perfect for LeBron

    Jul 13, 2010, 5:57 PM EDT

    The job falls to Erik Spoelstra, but the question still hangs over the situation: Who is the best coach for LeBron James? Who can connect with him, who can get more out of his game? Dan Gilbert was convinced that man was Tom Izzo, something he said in his Sports Illustrated interview (from which we…

  13. David Stern not a fan of "The Decision" but is fan of right of players to choose

    Jul 12, 2010, 10:02 PM EDT

    It wasn’t LeBron’s decision that bothered David Stern, it was “The Decision.” In press conference in Las Vegas Monday, David Stern said LeBron James was more than free to make any decision he wanted, as were Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. He credited Miami with clearing the cap space to pull off the coup. Tampering?…

  14. Jesse Jackson defends his statements about Dan Gilbert

    Jul 12, 2010, 3:04 PM EDT

      Hear the words from the man himself. And I will add this: He’s right about the fines, the accountability in the NBA. Mark Cuban and Steve Kerr got fined for tampering for innocent comments. Gilbert likely will not get fined for this. But what Gilbert did was a far bigger black eye for the…

  15. Dan Gilbert sounds more reasonable now, but he can't get the high ground back

    Jul 12, 2010, 2:07 PM EDT

    Dan Gilbert flew off the handle Thursday night and said some things he’d like to take back. We’ve all been there. We also know you can’t take them back. You live with it. Gilbert got personal in calling out LeBron James, gave up the high moral ground and lost any chance to be the sympathetic…

  16. Jesse Jackson compares Dan Gilbert's LeBron rant to slavery. Just when you thought that story couldn't get crazier.

    Jul 11, 2010, 10:48 PM EDT

    Jesse Jackson went off the deep end today. I have no other way to describe this commentary on the Rainbow Push Website. “(Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert) speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway…

  17. LeBron on Gilbert's comments: "I absolutely know I made the right decision"

    Jul 10, 2010, 11:47 AM EDT

    Man, is this going to get awkward. At the press-conference… and I use that term loosely, to introduce LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh as the new Heat triumvirate yesterday, LeBron reacted to Gilbert’s diatribe comments in his letter to the fans of Cleveland (and subsequent interviews). Courtesy of Heat blog Peninsula is Mightier…

  18. Dan Gilbert marks down LeBron to discount prices

    Jul 9, 2010, 7:36 PM EDT

    Don’t know if you noticed, but Dan Gilbert was a little angry last night. What with the angry letter and the angry phone calls and the playing it up for the angry mob. Then this morning his company took a little dig at James. Gilbert is the owner of Fathead, the people that make life-size…

  19. Losing LeBron would cost Cavaliers $250 million immediately

    Jul 1, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    Do the Cavaliers seem desperate to keep LeBron James in Cleveland? They should. They have good reason. About 250 million reasons. Losing LeBron would drop the Cavaliers franchise value by $250 million, according to a story in Bloomberg News. “I wouldn’t be surprised if the Cavaliers in a year or two are below the league…

  20. Byron Scott to get second interview in Cleveland, but Cavs not moving fast

    Jun 17, 2010, 10:42 AM EDT

    After tonight, Byron Scott has nothing to do for a while. His duties as an analyst with ESPN will be done and he will have a lot more free time on his hands. Enough time to squeeze in a second interview with the Cavaliers, according to Brian Windhorst at the Cleveland Plain Dealer. But while…

  21. Izzo is out, who is behind curtain number two in Cleveland?

    Jun 16, 2010, 3:13 PM EDT

    And behind curtain number two we have…. No idea. Byron Scott is the only other name we know. But now that Tom Izzo has made the smart play and decided not to risk one of the better jobs in college basketball on the whims of LeBron James, the Cavaliers could go back to square one…

  22. Tom Izzo to decide on Cavaliers job. Someday. In the near future.

    Jun 11, 2010, 10:05 AM EDT

    It was probably a lot like those time share sales pitches you suffered through to get those two free days in Las Vegas. Tom Izzo has traveled to Cleveland and heard their hard-sell sales pitch. He talked with their people and toured the facilities (which he had been at before) while his family toured the…

  23. Quote of the day, Dan Gilbert is his own man

    Jun 9, 2010, 11:27 AM EDT

    “He is a basketball player and a great one and his interests are aligned with our interests. But this concept that this franchise has been handed to a player who is running it and making the decisions is just completely and totally false” –Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, refuting stories that LeBron James is making…

  24. Mike Brown says all the right things

    May 26, 2010, 2:52 PM EDT

    Mike Brown had his official statement released through the Cleveland Cavaliers. As one should expect with the official statement, it is filled with nice words, puppies and rainbows. “The past 5 years have been an exceptional experience. I have been very fortunate to lead a group of men who I respect and thoroughly enjoyed coaching…

  25. Report: Mike Brown to be fired in next few days

    May 20, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    Everyone knows the firing of Mike Brown is coming. Debate whether it is warranted or not all you want, the finality of it has never really been in doubt. It was just a matter of timing. According to NBA.com’s Sam Amico the axe could fall as early as Friday and will happen by Sunday. That…

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