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February 8, 2011 Updates
January 26, 2011 Updates

After undergoing successful cardiac surgery recently, Cavaliers Hall of Fame radio announcer Joe Tait was released from the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday. Tait, 73, checked into a local rehabilitation facility. He will now undergo an intensive rehabilitation period before going home. Updates will be provided as appropriate, the Cavaliers said Tuesday. Tait has missed the entire Cavs season with heart problems. He had an aortic valve replaced in early January. News-Herald

January 25, 2011 Updates

Jason Lloyd: Joe Tait released from Cleveland Clinic today, sent to local rehab facility. Will be sent home following rehab. Twitter

January 8, 2011 Updates

Cavaliers Hall of Fame radio announcer Joe Tait is recovering after double by-pass heart surgery and an aortic valve replacement Friday at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. A. Marc Gillinov performed the surgery, which took about an hour and a half. Tait will remain in the cardiac intensive care unit for a few days, and the Cavs will update his status as appropriate. Tait has been away from the team since coming down with pneumonia during the preseason. He told The Plain Dealer last week that he still intends to return to the microphone this season and is hopeful he can be back after the All-Star break in late February. Cleveland Plain Dealer

November 17, 2010 Updates
November 16, 2010 Updates

Joe Tait was released from The Cleveland Clinic today following a procedure to prevent blood clots from forming in his lungs. He will spend the next few weeks regaining strength before undergoing double bypass and aortic valve replacement surgery. No timetable has been set for the heart surgery, but right now the thinking is early January, the team said. Akron Beacon Journal

November 11, 2010 Updates
November 2, 2010 Updates

Cavaliers broadcaster Joe Tait is hospitalized at the Cleveland Clinic after sustaining a blood clot in his lung. He underwent a procedure Monday afternoon to help prevent further clots from reaching his lungs. Tait passed out at his home Sunday and was taken to Medina Hospital before being transferred to the Clinic. His previously planned double bypass and aortic valve replacement surgery will be scheduled after his condition stabilizes and improves. Akron Beacon Journal

November 1, 2010 Updates

Cavaliers Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Tait remains hospitalized with a blood clot in his lung. It's the latest medical setback for the 73-year-old, who was scheduled to undergo heart double bypass and aortic valve replacement surgery this week. Tait was recently in the hospital with pneumonia, and he underwent a heart catheterization last week. ESPN.com

October 27, 2010 Updates

Cleveland Cavaliers Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Tait has undergone a heart catheterization in advance of surgery next week. Tait, the Cavs' radio play-by-play announcer for nearly 40 years, will have a double bypass and will have an aortic valve replaced, the team said Tuesday night. Tait was recently hospitalized with pneumonia before doctors discovered he had aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the valve. ESPN.com

October 25, 2010 Updates
October 22, 2010 Updates
October 17, 2010 Updates

Longtime Cavaliers' radio play-by-play announcer Joe Tait has returned home after being hospitalized with pneumonia in Houston. Tait spent five days in The Methodist Hospital. He was diagnosed while the Cavaliers were on a road trip in Texas. The team said Tait went back to Ohio on Friday night. He will continue to get treatment and rest for the remainder of the pre-season. google.com

October 16, 2010 Updates

Cavaliers Hall of Fame radio announcer Joe Tait returned home last night from Houston where he was being treated for pneumonia at The Methodist Hospital. He will continue treatment and rest over the remainder of the Cavs preseason schedule and his status will be updated as appropriate. Tait thanked all the fans for their well wishes. Cleveland Plain Dealer

October 14, 2010 Updates

Longtime radio broadcaster Joe Tait remained in a Houston hospital Wednesday, recovering from a bout of pneumonia that sent him there during the Cavaliers' road trip through Texas over the weekend. If all goes according to plan, the Cavaliers are expecting Tait to return to Cleveland within the week. Until Tait has regained good health, his duties will be handled by a rotating crew of local TV and radio personalities that thus far includes Mike Snyder, Fred McLeod, Austin Carr and Campy Russell. Cleveland Plain Dealer

October 12, 2010 Updates
October 11, 2010 Updates

Listeners may have heard that Hall of Fame radio broadcaster Joe Tait was a bit under the weather last night. Not only was he not feeling well, but he was diagnosed with pleurisy. Cleveland Plain Dealer

August 13, 2010 Updates

Sam Amico: Cavs radio legend Joe Tait says he won't follow NBA after he retires. That should tell the league that perhaps things need fixed a little. Twitter

August 11, 2010 Updates

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