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, 21 February 2017 09:56

AUDIO: John Michael Previews Cavs Second Half

The Cleveland Cavaliers are at the halfway point in the season. Technically, they are more than halfway, but now that the all-star break is over, the team is focused on getting healthy for the playoffs.

John Michael, the play-by-play voice of the Cavaliers, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the bumps in the road and the silver linings. Those bumps have come from injuries, first to JR Smith and now to Kevin Love. As far as Smith, Michael believes he is still a ways away from returning to the lineup.

The silver linings, according to Michael, are the additions of Kyle Korver and Derrick Williams, who have stabilized the rotation. Still, the Cavs may make some type of signing, with a veteran backup point guard being a top need.

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John Michael, play-by-play voice of the Cavaliers Radio Network spoke with Sam and Brad to talk Cavaliers as the majority of the team will get some rest for the All-Star Break.

For the full interview, click here.

 

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Thursday, 26 January 2017 15:15

AUDIO J. Mike: "Griff Will Make Move"

John Michael, play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers Radio Network spoke with Sam and Brad Thursday to talk about the Cavs' struggles as of late.

He says he's confident  Cavs General Manager David Griffin will make a move before the trade deadline.

For the full interview, click here.

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Play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers Radio Network John Michael caught up with Sam and Brad on a Feel Good Friday to talk about the Cavs as they look towards their clash with the San Antonio Spurs Saturday.

 

The Cavs picked up a win last night over the Suns 118-103 at the Q. For the full interview, listen here.

 

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016 18:08

AUDIO John Michael Discusses Surging Cavs

Cavaliers Radio Network play-by-play man John Michael spoke with Brad Russell Tuesday ahead of their game with Portland on Wednesday.

 

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 18:12

AUDIO Cavs Lift Curtain, Repeat In Mind

The promise has been delivered, now it's time for the Cavaliers to deliver once again this 2016-17 season.

Radio play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers John Michael dropped by the "Q" to pay a visit to Sam and Aaron ahead of tip-off between the Wine and Gold and the Knicks.

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Sure, the World Series is one of the most major events in professional sports. But next door to Progressive Field, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be receiving some shiny jewelry.

John Michael, the play-by-play voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers, called into the Ray Horner Morning Show to preview the first of 82 Cavs games in the 2016-2017 season. Michael looked at the impact from the bench, which added some new faces in Chris “Birdman” Andersen and Mike Dunleavy. The Cavs’ voice also looked at the team’s championship rival, the Golden State Warriors, as well as LeBron James’s impact in his third year back in wine and gold.

Michael also talked about the ceremony itself, in which the Cavaliers will wear their championship rings and the banner will be raised to the rafters. Tipoff is set to start at 7:30 PM. 1590 WAKR is Akron’s home of the Cavs, and you can hear them live on nights when there is no World Series game played.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t made any roster changes, but the addition of Tyronn Lue as head coach seems to have changed the team.

John Michael, the play-by-play voice on the Cavaliers Radio Network, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to gloss over all the goings on with the team. Specifically, Michael commented on the new rotation of players, with Anderson Varejao, Richard Jefferson, and others seeing the floor now, as opposed to the first half of the season.

The voice of the Cavs also talked about the recent firing of David Blatt, and the stigma that LeBron James is a “coach killer,” and whether that label is fair or not.

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Thursday, 03 December 2015 09:21

AUDIO: John Michael On Cavs Stuggles, Injuries

The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a 13-5 start, which is impressive and not surprising, even though the Golden State Warriors can't seem to lose.

The Cavs sit atop the Eastern Conference, and because of the nagging injuries to key members, that stat looks extraordinary. The voice of the team, John Michael, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss the struggles they've encountered and how they've played through injuries.

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