HoopsHype Dan Gilbert rumors

May 21, 2013 Updates

Tate Moore will be on a private jet this afternoon with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert as part of the team’s traveling party for tonight’s NBA draft lottery in New York City. Moore, 20, a 2011 Wadsworth High graduate, won a contest Gilbert held on Twitter in which Cavs fans were asked to submit a 30-second video detailing why they should be selected to attend the lottery, which will be held at ABC Disney’s Times Square Studios. “He tweeted it at noon Friday and the contest was only open for seven hours,” Moore said Monday evening. “I was sitting at my parents’ home in Wadsworth doing nothing, so I thought I had as good a shot as anyone.” Medina County Gazette

April 26, 2013 Updates

Gilbert, the Quicken Loans chairman and owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, let loose Thursday morning with a tirade about an April 11 installment of the Fox News show The O’Reilly Factor that depicted Detroit as dying, corrupt wasteland destroyed by 50 years of Democratic rule. “I don’t know how many here saw the Bill O’Reilly thing, but there’s never been a hack job done on an American city in the history of mankind, like what he did a few weeks ago,” Gilbert told a Pancake & Politics breakfast crowd at the Detroit Athletic Club. “It’s probably the single worst thing I’ve seen — forget about Detroit — on any city in the history of mankind,” Gilbert added. “So if you get a chance and you want to get angry and get all crazy, just go out on the Web and pull up the segment he did. It’s just the most irresponsible, worst thing I’ve ever seen.” Detroit Free Press

April 25, 2013 Updates

Mike Brown: “They reached out to me at the end of last week for the first time and after getting over the initial shock of hearing from these guys again I spoke with my wife and thought about all the things that made this job attractive while I was here to begin with. The level of commitment from Dan Gilbert and his group, the thorough work ethic that Chris Grant and his staff display and you look at the roster with the young nucleus and then with Anderson (Varejao) and then the city and passion that the fans have for not only the Cavs but for all their sports teams, for us it was definitely an exciting thing that we were definitely interested in pressing forward with.” Sports Radio Interviews

During a discussion on Detroit's future at the annual "Pancakes & Politics" breakfast, savvy businessman Dan Gilbert suggested that the Detroit Pistons move to downtown Detroit. Gilbert is the Chairman and founder of Quicken Loans and is the majority owner of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. The Michigan Gaming Board also approved Gilbert's plan to purchase the majority stake in Detroit's Greektown-Casino Hotel. wxyz.com

Gilbert compared the crowd that attends NBA games in Cleveland versus attendance numbers for Pistons games at the Palace of Auburn Hills. He told the crowd that on average, attendance numbers for Cleveland NBA games are 15,000 to 16,000 compared to 3,000 to 4,000 for Pistons games in Auburn Hills. wxyz.com

April 24, 2013 Updates

Dan Gilbert: Welcome back Mike Brown, the only NBA coach in history(4 yrs or longer)who won the 1st round of the playoffs every full-year of his career. Twitter @cavsdan

April 23, 2013 Updates

Mike Brown and the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently negotiating a contract that will make him the team's coach -- for the second time, according to league sources. Brown and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert had a Sunday night dinner meeting that went well, according to sources close to the situation. ESPN.com

The Cavs might have also reached out to Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is also not interested. Sources say Cavs majority owner Dan Gilbert had dinner with Brown in Detroit on Sunday. A source said Brown has interest in the job vacated by Byron Scott, who was fired on Thursday after three seasons in Cleveland. One prominent agent said the Cavs have a "fixation" on Brown. However, before Brown would think about returning, a source said he'd likely want some concessions from the Cavs. News-Herald

April 22, 2013 Updates

The Sunday night dinner meeting between Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and Mike Brown went well, according to sources close to the situation. The Cavaliers, who also reached out to Phil Jackson over the weekend, did not offer Brown the job, a source said. The sides agreed to deliberate over the situation before speaking again later this week, perhaps as soon as Monday night or Tuesday. Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant also attended the meeting, which was held in Detroit. ESPN.com

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