Daily News - May 9, 2014

Former Cavaliers General Manager Harry Weltman, shown sitting to the right of Gordon Gund (bottom row), passed away early Thursday.

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Former Cavaliers GM Harry Weltman, 81, dies
Author: By Jodie Valade
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio – Harry Weltman, the general manager charged with resurrecting the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1980s, died early Thursday from complications with Alzheimer's. He was 81.

Weltman was a Cleveland native who attended Glenville High School and Baldwin-Wallace College, where he played basketball, baseball and football. He is in the sports hall of fame for both schools.

But it was in sports management – particularly in reviving the downtrodden Cavaliers -- where Weltman left his greatest mark." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

When the Cleveland Cavaliers were in their darkest days, former general manager Harry Weltman brought the light of hope: Terry Pluto
Author: By Terry Pluto
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Unless you were there, it's hard to imagine how life was with the Cavaliers when the franchise was owned by Ted Stepien (1981-84).

That's why it's difficult to appreciate all that Harry Weltman did in his brief time as general manager.

The Cavs under Stepien were so bad, that Joe Tait couldn't stand it -- and left his all-time favorite job as the team's broadcaster to call the games of the New Jersey Nets." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Donald Sterling defends self on tape
Publication: ESPN.com

"A new recording sheds some light on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's perspective -- including a vehement denial that he is racist -- in the wake of being banned for life and fined $2.5 million by the NBA over a week ago.

In the audio recording, posted by Radar Online and confirmed by ABC News to be Sterling, the embattled owner yells, "You know I'm not a racist!" to an unidentified listener." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

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