Tuesday, 27 June 2017 16:03

AUDIO Still No GM For Cavaliers

CBS Sports NBA Writer James Herbert joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to talk about the Cavaliers' ongoing search for a GM and the latest on Carmelo Anthony possibly seeking a buyout.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Rick Noland, Cavaliers beat writer for the Medina Gazette spoke with Brad Russell on a Feel Good Friday to talk about the team still on the lookout for a General Manager after the departure of David Griffin.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Brad caught up with Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net to discuss the front office situation of the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:45

AUDIO: John Michael On Cavs GM Search

Exactly one year after the Cleveland Cavaliers hoisted up the Larry O’Brien trophy, the Cleveland Cavaliers are on the lookout for a new general manager. David Griffin, the now-former GM of the Cavs, has parted ways with the organization, eleven days before his contract was to expire.

What is next? Who is next? Why did this happen? John Michael, the radio voice of the Cavs, answered some of those questions on the Ray Horner Morning Show. Michael admitted the timing of this parting of ways was a bit puzzling, since the NBA Draft and free agency are right around the corner. As far as a replacement, Michael believes a new GM could be named “sooner rather than later.”

Back to Griffin, Michael felt the former Cavs executive was a “player’s GM” who stressed team chemistry. Griffin helped transform the team in just three short years through the acquisitions of JR Smith, Iman Shumpert, Timofey Mozgov, and others. Michael also thought Griffin did a good job based on the little flexibility the team had.

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 15:58

AUDIO Cavs Fall Short, Look To Regroup

Tom Withers from the Associated Press joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to recap the Cavaliers season as they lost the NBA Finals series 4-1 to the Golden State Warriors.

 

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Rick Noland of the Medina Gazette joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday ahead of Game #5 between the Cavaliers and Warriors tonight.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Former NBA veteran Eddie Johnson and Sirius XM Radio Host Eddie Johnson joined Sam and Brad Friday ahead of Game #4 between the Cavaliers and Warriors.

 

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Greg Papa from 95.7 The Game in the Bay Area joined Sam and Brad live on site at the Q ahead of the Cavaliers and Warriors in Game #4 of the NBA Finals.

 

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 16:19

AUDIO Russell: Do Or Die For Game #4

FoxSports Ohio's Campy Russell joined the guys on Thursday to talk about the Cavs' deflating Game #3 loss in the NBA Finals against the Warriors.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Rafael  Hernandez Brito spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of Game #3 between the Cavs and Warriors in the NBA Finals.

 

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 20:23

AUDIO Pluto: It All Starts With Defense

Terry Pluto from Cleveland.com and Cleveland Plain Dealer joined Sam and Brad live on site to join the guys ahead of Game #3 of the NBA Finals at the Q.

 

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Sam Amico from Amico Hoops joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday ahead of Game #3 between the Cavs and Warriors at the Q Wednesday.

He said the role players have to have more of an impact if they are to win on Wednesday.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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A local Akron City Schools teacher is standing up for Akron's own super hero, LeBron James, after his Los Angeles-area home was vandalized last week before the start of the NBA Finals in Oakland. 

Jennifer Pennington, an English as a Second Language teacher at Jennings CLC says tells the Jasen Sokol Show that when she heard that someone had spray-painted a racial slur across the outer gate of LeBron's west coast home, she wanted to get the message out that this word shouldn't be used to describe LeBron or anyone for that matter. 

"I just kept thinking about it and thinking about it," Pennington said, "and I thought I just want to do this; I want to put some signs up and I want to respond." 

And respond she did, with homemade signs that read "Hero" and "Humanitarian" and "Role Model" and more. She pulled up to LeBron's Bath Township home, and with the OK of the security working the property, she put them up outside along the street. 

There's been no response from LeBron, who is back home ahead of the NBA Finals Game 3 at Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday against the Warriors; but there's no doubt he's heard about it as Sports Illustrated was one of the first news outlets to run with the story.

The Cavs are down two games to none to the Warriors in the Finals. Game 3 tips off just after 9 p.m. Wednesday night on 1590 WAKR. 

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Sports reporter and anchor for News 5 Hakem Dermish spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to discuss the Cavaliers loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, 132-113.

The Cavs are down 0-2 and will head back to Cleveland for Game #3 on Wednesday. 

 

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Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell about the Cavs and where they go from here after last night's tough loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Game #2 of the NBA Finals is Sunday right here on 1590 WAKR.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Thursday, 01 June 2017 17:12

AUDIO "Mr. Cavalier" Breaks Down Finals

It's finally here.  The NBA Finals starts tonight at 9pm and the Cavaliers and Warriors are ready to hit the hardwood for the Larry O'Brien trophy.

"Mr. Cavalier" Austin Carr from Fox Sports Ohio joined the Sam and Brad Show Thursday to break down the series and Game 1 tonight. 

Catch the game here on 1590 WAKR with pregame beginning at 8:30pm.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

 

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 18:27

AUDIO Elmore Smith Discusses NBA Finals

Cavalier legend Elmore Smith joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year.

 

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Kelli Johnson from NBC Sports Bay Area joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the latest edition of the Cavaliers and Warriors squaring off in the NBA Finals.

 

For the full interview, click here. 

 

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Former NBA veteran, Cleveland Cavalier, and Golden State Warrior Antawn Jamison spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the NBA Finals, discussing how LeBron James has grown as a player heading into his seventh straight NBA Finals.

 

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Sam and Brad spoke with NBA Analyst from Amico Hoops and FoxSports Ohio Sam Amico to preview the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third consecutive year.

 

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Digital Writer from NBA.com John Schuhmann discussed the upcoming NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and Warriors next Thursday.

The Cavs defeated the Boston Celtics on Thursday in the Eastern Conference Finals to earn a third consecutive trip to the championship series. 

 

For the full interview, click here. 

 

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Former Cavalier great and current FoxSports Ohio basketball analyst and current Director of Alumni Relations Campy Russell joined Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the game between the Cavs and Celtics tonight in Boston.

 

For the full interview, click here.

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NBA TV's Matt Winer discussed tonight's Game #4 between the Celtics and the Cavaliers tonight.

He says LeBron and company are going to come in with a vengance after Sunday's loss in Game #3.

For the full interview, click here.

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John Telich from Fox 8 Sports spoke with Sam and Brad Monday to talk about the Cavaliers' loss to the Boston Celtics Sunday night.

The Cavs will face the Celtics Tuesday at 8:30pm. You can listen to the game on 1590 WAKR and listen to Sam and Brad as they broadcast from the Q from 2pm-8pm.

 

The full interview can be heard here. 

 

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Sports Anchor/reporter Hakem Dermish from News 5 joined Sam and Brad to talk Cavs and Celtics in Game #2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

 

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Sam Amico from Amico Hoops and FSO spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of tonight's game between the Cavaliers and the Celtics.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Sports anchor and reporter Josh Brogadir from WCVB in Boston spoke with Sam and Brad Tuesday to talk Celtics as they prepare for the Cavaliers in Game #1 Wednesday.

 

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Tom Withers, who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, and all Cleveland teams for the Associated Press spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about the Eastern Conference Finals between the Celtics and the Cavaliers.

 

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Former legendary Cleveland Cavaliers Radio Network play-by-play man Joe Tait joined the Sam and Brad Show on  his 80th birthday Monday.

Tait called the Cavaliers from 1970-2010-11 with the execption of two seasons and did some other great broadcasting as well throughout the years.

Tait said LeBron James, one of the league's all-time greats, will play as long as he wants to as long as he can play at a high level.

"It's been fascinating as far as a human being and to see him develop and play at the level he's played at," Tait said. "He's one of the best, one of the best ever."

 

For the full interview click right here.

 

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Former Cavaliers coach and NBA Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about the Cavs, their getting ready for the next round, and a possible collision course with Golden State for the Finals.

 

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Thursday, 11 May 2017 06:18

NBA Finals Schedule Set

The NBA Finals schedule is up for your planning purposes -- the only thing left now is filling in the blanks of who and where.

The championship round starts Thursday, June 1st then the 4th, 7th, 9th and 12th, 15th and 18th if it goes beyond four games. The Cavs have to get past the winner of the Boston-Washington series first.

Game 1-City 1: Thursday, June 1
Game 2-City 1: Sunday, June 4
Game 3-City 2: Wednesday, June 7
Game 4-City 2: Friday, June 9
Game 5-City 1: Monday, June 12*
Game 6-City 2: Thursday, June 15*
Game 7-City 1: Sunday, June 18*
*If necessary

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FS1's Chris Broussard joined the Sam and Brad Show Tuesday to talk about the NBA playoffs and how the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors could be on a collision course to meet in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year.

 

Chris also discussed the ongoing isssue with one-and-done prospects in the NBA and what it means for the league as well as the players.

The conversation stems from the ESPN 30 for 30 on John Calipari and his players at the University of Kentucky entitled "One and Not Done."

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Former Cleveland Cavalier, Canton McKinley Bulldog, and Michigan State Spartan guard Eric Snow spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Cavs' dominant playoff run.

 

The full interview can be heard here.

 

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Sean Deveney, NBA Writer for the Sporting News discussed the Cavaliers' sweep of the Toronto Raptors and what they can expect in the Eastern Conference Finals from either the Celtics or the Wizards.

 

The full interview with Sean, Sam, and Brad can be heard here.

 

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Sam and Brad caught up with Spencer Davies from Basketball Insiders, Sports Time Ohio, and Fox Sports Ohio to discuss the Game #3 between the Cavaliers and Raptors.

 

The Cavaliers have a 2-0 series lead on the Raptors and will look to push it to 3-0 tonight on 1590 WAKR. Game time set for 7pm and pregame set for 6:30pm. 

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Brian Dulik of the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam and Brad to discuss the Cavaliers taking a 2-0 lead over the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

The Raptors and Cavs will square off in Game#3 Friday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 16:18

AUDIO Cavs Look To Go Up 2-0

Eric Koreen from the Athletic Toronto spoke about the Toronto Raptors as they prepare to face the Cavs tonight at the Q.

 

Rafael Hernandez Brito, the Spanish Play-by-Play voice of the Cavaliers spoke with Sam live on site to talk about the Cavs' side of things.

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Tom Withers from the AP joined the Sam and Brad Show to discuss the Cavaliers' win over the Toronto Raptors last night at the Q,  116-105.

 

The Wine and Gold will be taking on the Raptors tomorrow at the Q at 7pm with a 6:30pm pregame on 1590 WAKR.

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Josh Lewenberg from TSN Radio in Toronto, ON joined Sam Bourquin from the Sam and Brad Show on Monday to break down the Cavaliers and Raptors.

 

Jim Chones from the Cavaliers Radio Network joined the show as well to break the matchup down.

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Sports Columnist Terry Pluto from Cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam Bourquin and Jay Brophy Monday to recap the Cavaliers' sweep over the Pacers in Indianapolis.

 

For the full interview with Terry, Sam, and Jay, click here.

 

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Brian Dulik of the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam Bourquin about the Cavaliers taking a commanding 3-0 lead over the Indiana Pacers Thursday night. 

 

Brian also discussed the report of Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor turning down a contract extension with the club.

 

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Sam Amico from NEOSports Insiders and Fox Sports Ohio joined Sam and Brad to talk about the Cavaliers as they prepare for Game #3 against the Pacers tonight.

They play tonight on 1590 WAKR. Pregame starts at 6:30 with the tip-off at 7pm.

 

For the full interview with Sam and Brad click here, and for more on Amico's take on the Cavs and the NBA, click here. 

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:24

AUDIO Telich: Big 3 Effort In Game #2

John Telich from Fox 8 Sports discussed Game #2 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.

He also discussed some of the issues going on with the Indiana Pacers and what to expect in Game #3 in Indianapolis Thursday.

For the full interview, click here. 

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Chris Broussard from FS1 broke down the NBA Playoffs and the Cavs/Pacers series with Sam and Brad as they broadcasted live from Quicken Loans Arena.

 

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Sam Bourquin spoke with ESPN Cavs beat writer Dave McMenamin and ESPN basketball writer Brian Windhorst to talk about the new book "Return of the King" as it takes a behind-the-curtain look at the Cavs' championship run, as

well as the catalyst of that triumph, Akron's own LeBron James.

For more on Return of the King, click right here.

 

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 16:07

AUDIO Eddie White Previews Cavs & Pacers

Eddie White, host of Pacers Overtime spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers playoff series starting Saturday.

 

The full interview can be heard here. Don't forget Sam and Brad will have a special edition of their show from the Q starting at noon.

 

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Terry Pluto from the Cleveland Plain Dealer joined the Sam and Brad Show Monday to discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers as they have limped down the stretch, losing to the Atlanta Hawks Sunday in overtime.

 The Cavs take on the Miami Heat tonight, minus the Big Three of LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving, who will be resting for this game.

 Terry stuck around  to talk about the Indians as they get ready for the home opener Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. Sam, Jasen, and Brad will be broadcasting live from Progressive Field beginning at 10am.

 

 

 

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Friday, 07 April 2017 15:12

AUDIO Casey Stern Talks NBA, Cavaliers

NBA TV Host Casey Stern joined Sam and Brad on a "Feel Good Friday" to talk about the NBA season winding down and the Cavaliers as they face the Atlanta Hawks tonight and Sunday night.

You can catch both games on 1590 WAKR.

 

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Boston sports reporter Mike Petraglia from WEEI Radio in Boston discussed the big matchup tonight between the Celtics and the Cavaliers.

That game will be heard on 1590 WAKR. Tip time is 8pm with pregame at 7:30pm 

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Brian Dulik, Sports Columnist of the Medina Gazette spoke with Sam and Brad about the Cavaliers as they face the Orlando Magic tonight at the Q.

The game can be heard on 1590 WAKR.

 

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