Vintage Cavs: A Warm Look Back at the Cavaliers of the Cleveland Arena and Richfield Coliseum Years

Terry Pluto


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Vintage Cavs: A Warm Look Back at the Cavaliers of the Cleveland Arena and Richfield Coliseum Years by Pluto, Terry
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The Arena and the Coliseum are long gone ... but they left behind some great Cavs stories

The Cleveland Arena is long gone. It was dark and decrepit, yet it generated some special memories--as the birthplace of the Cavaliers.

The Richfield Coliseum, once a palace on the prairie, is now just a field of grass. Yet fans can vividly recall how it shook to a deafening roar during so many thrilling moments--from the "Miracle" to "the Shot."

The Cavs teams that played there from 1970 to the 1990s weren't great--although some were very, very good. Yet they featured players and coaches still cherished by fans for their talent, character or style ...

Austin Carr, the team's first star--"Mr. Cavalier." World B. Free, who arrived via helicopter to save a boring, failing franchise with his sense of humor and 3-point shot. Hot Rod Williams overcame scandal to play nine seasons and used his huge heart to change lives. Mark Price, one of the best outside shooters in NBA history, inspired postgame crowds with his message of faith. Bill Fitch planned the Cavs' first draft using bubblegum cards. Lenny Wilkens coached his teams to the brink of greatness, only to run into Michael Jordan again and again.

The Cleveland Cavaliers of that era come to life in this book. It's a warm, personal history by a veteran sportswriter who was there--first as a young fan and later as an NBA beat reporter.

If you were there, too, these stories will take you back to vintage Cavs moments--and also share details you haven't heard before. If you weren't, this is an entertaining introduction to a bygone era.

Publisher: Gray & Company Publishers
Published: 11/07/2019
Pages: 214
Weight: 0.6lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781598511086

About the Author
Pluto, Terry: - Terry Pluto is a sports columnist for The Plain Dealer. He has twice been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the nation's top sports columnist for medium-sized newspapers. He is a ten-time winner of the Ohio Sports Writer of the Year award and has received more than 50 state and local writing awards. In 2005 he was inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame. He is the author of more than 30 books, including The Curse of Rocky Colavito (selected by the New York Times as one of the five notable sports books of 1989), and Loose Balls, which was ranked number 13 on Sports Illustrated's list of the top 100 sports books of all time. He was called "Perhaps the best American writer of sports books," by the Chicago Tribune in 1997.