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The Cleveland Cavaliers are thrilled to own and operate our new NBA D-League team in Canton, Ohio! This is a reflection of the great importance we place on our player development process and the new and higher level we want to take this process as we move forward. We look forward to a great partnership with the City of Canton and surrounding region and we will work hard to earn support and deliver the highest quality fan experience possible.

The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league. Featuring 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the NBA D-League is a proven developer of talent: 23 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season boasted NBA D-League experience, and the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front-office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the league’s 11th season, fans can watch over 350 games on the NBA D-League's YouTube channel, where fans can watch the league's 16 teams and get a glimpse at the players, coaches and officials competing to ascend to the NBA's ranks at youtube.com/nbadleague.

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