Daily News - August 21, 2014

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Kentucky's John Calipari says David Blatt is a better choice to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Before LeBron James announced his return to Cleveland and prior to David Blatt being named the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, owner Dan Gilbert had eyes for Kentucky head coach John Calipari.

Reports from Yahoo Sports in early June had Calipari being offered a $60 million-plus deal by the Cavs, which he turned down, electing to stay in the college ranks.

So the Cavs continued their search for Mike Brown's replacement, and it led them to Blatt, a coach without any experience in the NBA, but one well respected for his accomplishments overseas. Calipari believes Cleveland made the right choice." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena repair plans get thumbs up from Gateway board -- and what else you should know
Author: Mark Naymick
Publication: Cleveland.com

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The landlord for Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena signed off Wednesday on major capital repairs to the facilities long sought by their respective tenants, the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Here's what this means for us, the teams and the landlord -- Gateway Economic Development Corporation, the non-profit agency that manages the facilities for the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.

1.) The Cavs want a new roof, sound system -- and a scoreboard, which the team will push to have in place for the new season. The Indians want a sound system, structural steel repair and concrete resurfacing at Progressive Field." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cavaliers hope to add new scoreboard at Quicken Loans Arena before the 2014-15 season
Author: Kevin Kleps
Publication: Crain's Cleveland Business

"The Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping to make another major addition prior to the 2014-15 season — a new scoreboard.

During a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 20, the Gateway Economic Development Corp. board of directors approved more than $33 million in combined major capital repairs to Quicken Loans Arena and Progressive Field.

The most notable improvement — an estimated $9,357,611 for a scoreboard at The Q — is an amenity the Cavs are attempting to have in place in the next two months." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


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