HoopsHype Dan Gilbert rumors

February 8, 2014 Updates
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"This is really about a directional move in the franchise," Gilbert said. "The fans deserve more." The move came one day after a humiliating 119-108 loss to the L.A. Lakers, who were down to just five healthy players by the end of the game. The Cavaliers are in the midst of a six-game losing streak. "At this point, after the amount of time the former general manager had, we just felt it was time," Gilbert said. "We needed a shift in certain cultural aspects and a different environment." Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Clearly we've had some issues putting it all together, playing as a team, chemistry and all that," Gilbert said. "I just believe it can be turned around." Turned around so that the Cavaliers can achieve Gilbert's self-professed goal of making the playoffs this season? He's not ruling it out. "We're focused on the future and the chemistry and the culture and the environment of this team," he said. "If we can turn that around, anything can happen. Anything's possible this season." Cleveland Plain Dealer

“My entire focus the past eight years has been on trying to build a team that can contend and win and provide Cleveland fans the success that they deserve,” said Grant. “I have a tremendous appreciation for the players that are here and the coaches that I have worked with, as well as our front office. I thank them for all of their dedication and commitment to the Cavaliers.” NBA.com

Gilbert went on to address the current situation and the path ahead: "This has been a very difficult period for the franchise. We have severely underperformed against expectations. Just as this is completely unacceptable to our loyal and passionate fan base, season ticket holders and corporate partners, it is also just as unacceptable to our ownership group. I can assure everyone who supports and cares about the Cleveland Cavaliers that we will continue to turn over every stone and explore every possible opportunity for improvement to shift the momentum of our franchise in the right direction. There is no one in our entire organization who is satisfied with our performance, and to say that we are disappointed is an understatement. We all know the great potential of our young talent, seasoned veterans, as well as our recent all-star addition. We believe a change in leadership was necessary to establish the best possible culture and environment for our entire team to flourish." NBA.com

"There is no move, nor any amount of capital investment, we will not make if we believe it will improve our chances of competing and winning in this league for both the short and long term. The fans of this great city have invested too much time, money and effort for the kind of product we have recently delivered to them. This must change," concluded Gilbert. NBA.com

January 31, 2014 Updates

"Yes, I’m in Cleveland. I enjoy myself. I enjoy going out and competing at the highest level for the Cleveland Cavaliers. That’s what it’s about. It’s not about me and it’s not about this controversy, ‘Do I privately want out when my contract is up?’ I’m still in my rookie contract and I’m happy to be here. And I’m pretty sure I’m going to be here for a long time. I’m not saying anything to tell the future, but I’m pretty sure the relationship I have with Dan Gilbert and management extends off the court. I enjoy being here." Akron Beacon Journal

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According to the short-form official rules, the odds of picking a perfect bracket are 1 in 4,294,967,296. How impressive? According to those short-form rules published on the Quicken Loans Facebook page, the contest is open to legal residents of the U.S. 21 years and older. No purchase is necessary. One entry per household. The grand prize will be payable in annual payments of $25 million for 40 years or as a one-time payment of $500 million. There also will be 20 first-place prizes of $100,000 each for the best brackets that are not perfect to use toward buying, refinancing or remodeling a home. Cleveland Plain Dealer

January 10, 2014 Updates

The Cavs organization also formed an internal committee to study the Q's needs and to dream about improving the fan experience. I've learned a few things about the items that have been under consideration by the Cavs. These included a new roof, a major redesign of the arena's entrances that might include an atrium, of sorts, and a new HD scoreboard. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, who is part owner of the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland across the street, is said to be willing to kick in some of his own money. Cleveland Plain Dealer

January 9, 2014 Updates

Alex Jensen knows the Cleveland Cavaliers, who visit EnergySolutions Arena on Friday night. Jensen spent the last two years as the coach in Canton, which is the Cavs’ franchise in the NBA Developmental League. He left the Charge last summer to become a player development assistant for the Jazz. "It really is a first-class organization," Jensen said. "The owner, Dan Gilbert, makes sure you have everything you need. When I was there, they were obviously going through a rebuilding process. But it’s a great practice facility, great people. It’s only a matter of time before they are really good again — year in and year out." Salt Lake Tribune

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