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- Served in the Cavaliers front office from 1986-1999.
- Cleveland reached the playoffs 9 times during that span.
- First Cavalier to win Executive of the Year (91-92 & 97-98).
- First African-American NBA team president and chief operating officer (1994).
- Longest tenured coach in Cavaliers history (1970-79).
- Led Cavs to their first playoff appearances (1976-1978).
- Head Coach during the “The Miracle of Richfield” (1976) .
- NBA Coach of the Year in 1976, the franchise’s first to win the award; had the team’s first winning season (49-33) and first division title that year.
- Cavs first Owner.
- Helped build the opulent 22,000-seat Coliseum.
- Selected the name "Cavaliers" and chose "Wine & Gold" as team colors.
John 'Hot Rod' Williams
- Played 9 NBA seasons for the Cavs (1986-1995).
- Ranks in the franchise’s Top 10 in 12 different categories .
- Was a member of seven playoff teams.
- First pick in the 1971 NBA Draft.
- Averaged 21.2 points as a rookie; first Cavalier named to the All-NBA Rookie Team.
- Named an NBA All-Star in 1974.
- Won the Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for his substantial contributions to the Cleveland community.
- Jersey retired by Cavs on Jan. 3, 1981.
- First pick in the 1986 NBA Draft.
- 10,389 points scored in NBA career.
- Only player in franchise history to average 20 or more points and 10 or more rebounds in the same season.
- Five-time NBA All-Star (1988, 1989, 1991–1993).
- Jersey retired by Cavs on March 1, 1997.
- Played in all 82 games during his rookie campaign.
- Two-time NBA All-Star (2003, 2005).
- Most offensive-rebounds in Cavaliers playoff history (180).
- One of just four Cavs to have topped the 10,000-point mark.
- Jersey retired by Cavs on March 8, 2014.
- First-ever Slam Dunk Champion in 1984.
- Named to the All-Defensive First Team in 1988-89.
- Only Cavalier to make the All-Defensive teams three times (1988-89, 91-92 and 92-93).
- Jersey retired by Cavs on Jan. 30, 1995.
- Widely regarded as one of the best shooters in NBA history.
- Was named an All-Star four times in career (1989, 1992-94).
- Only Cavalier to be named to an All-NBA Team more than once (1988-89, 1991-94).
- Led the NBA in free throw percentage twice (1991-92, 1992-93).
- Jersey retired by Cavs on November 13, 1999.
- Only one of 11 Cavs drafted in 1970 expansion draft to play more than four seasons with Wine & Gold.
- Played 10 seasons and over 700 games with the Cavaliers.
- Jersey retired by Cavs on Dec. 4, 1979.
- With the exception of two seasons, was the Cavs radio broadcaster for every season up to 2010-11.
- On March 26, 2008, Tait announced his 3000th game for the Cavaliers.
- On April 8, 2011, Tait was honored with a banner in the rafters of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
- Led Cavs to first-ever playoff appearance in 1975-76.
- Seven-time NBA All-Star (1965-68, ’70, ’73-74).
- Named to the NBA All-Defensive First or Second-Team on five occasions (1969, ‘71-74).
- Jersey retired by Cavs on Dec. 18, 1977.