Dan Gilbert Rumors
Oakley, a Cleveland native, sat next to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert as the Knicks fell to the defending NBA champions 119-104. He said he was rooting for a good game and rooting for the better team but didn’t have much to add about his feud with Knicks owner James Dolan. “I’m just taking it easy. I’m not worried about relationships,” he told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “I’m just taking it a day at a time.”
Charles Oakley is seated next to owner Dan Gilbert in Cleveland tonight for Knicks-Cavs. He said he’s rooting for a good game tonight and also said he’s rooting for the better team but didn’t have much to say about his feud with Knicks owner James Dolan.
When asked if things had cleared up between he and the Knicks, Oakley said, “How long would it take you to get over something?” Oakley’s lawyer, Frederick Nance, said Oakley would have more to say at the appropriate time.
Greater Cleveland Congregations is requesting an in-person meeting with Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert as the non-partisan coalition of religious groups continues to object to a plan to use public funds to help pay for the renovation Quicken Loans Arena. The meeting is requested to work out a way to bring some of the money proposed to be spent on the Q arena makeover back to the neighborhoods, according to a news release from GCC.
The group, as well as other activist organizations and some residents, don’t agree with a plan that would divert taxpayer dollars to downtown development but not invest equal amounts of money in the neighborhoods in their eyes. The group is asking for Gilbert to support establishing a Community Equity Fund which would provide a match of any public funds for the Q makeover to go towards neighborhood priorities, the news release said.
Cavs majority owner Dan Gilbert had two vice chairmen on his leadership team. Now, he has a half of one. Jeff Cohen is out as vice chairman and Nathan Forbes, while maintaining his title has lost influence with Gilbert and is spending very little time on Cavs business, multiple sources with knowledge of the Cavs’ ownership structure told cleveland.com.