Attorney Fred Nance, the county's bond counsel on the Q Deal, made appearances on both 92.3 the Fan and on WKYC in the wake of the Q Deal's collapse. He speculated that the chances of the Cavs' departure has now dramatically increased.
Kevin Kelley has set out further afield and called for the investigation of opposition groups. Tremulous County Executive Armond Budish, who's been inciting fear with Modell comparisons from the get-go, said that the death of the deal "jeopardizes the future of both the Q and the Cavs."
But Gilbert has now reduced these threats to "silly rumors."
It's possible, of course, that if Gilbert sells the team, a new owner might not share his convictions. But this on-record tweet should put the threats from our elected leaders — who preyed upon the vulnerabilities of their constituents in repeated attempts to suppress democracy — to rest for now.
CLE,Let's put any silly rumors to rest: I will never move the Cleveland Cavaliers out of Cleveland. Period. And that's unconditional.@cavs— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) August 31, 2017
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