Dan Gilbert Says He Will 'Never Move' Cavs Out of Cleveland

Cavs' owner Dan Gilbert, moments ago, tweeted that he will never move the Cavaliers out of Cleveland. The definitive message is a staunch rebuke to the pro-deal corporate set and flailing elected leaders who have been threatening Q Deal opponents with the prospect of the team's departure for months, aggressively so in recent days.

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.  
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Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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