Cleveland Cavaliers Logo – Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) is a professional team of basketball of the NBA based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers began playing in the NBA in 1970 under the ownership of Nick Mileti. By then, they played their home games at Cleveland Arena and were trained by Bill Fitch, notching a 15-67 balance in his first season in the league. After you have selected in the 1970 Draft with the number 1 Austin Carr, began to build the team around him, but the continuing injuries that besieged were an impediment to become an elite player.
The following seasons were better for the Cavaliers, who year after year were reinforced with players such as Bingo Smith, Jim Chones, Jim Cleamons and Dick Snyder. Cleveland got a 23-59 record in his second NBA season, following a 32-50 in 1972-73 and a downturn in 1973-74 : 29-53. In 1974, the team moved to play the Richfield Coliseum, located in Summit County. That year ended with a 40-42, staying one step to contest the playoffs for the first time.
In the 1975-76 season, with Carr, Smith, Chones, Snyder, newly acquired Nate Thurmond, Fitch led the team and on the bench, the Cavs completed a 49-33, with the best record in the AL Central, entering Fitch playoffs and received the award for Best Coach of the Year. In the first round eliminated the Washington Bullets, 4-3. Because of several risky actions and baskets in the final seconds, the series was known as “The Miracle of Richfield”. However, due to injuries, especially of Jim Chones, the Cavs fell to Eastern Finals Boston Celtics.
The 2009-2010 season saw them finish in first place again in the East with LeBron James again getting the Most Valuable Player award. In the playoffs but failed to pass the Conference semi-final losing 2-4 with the Boston Celtics. After this result began to speak very strongly of the way as a free agent, made it finally happened with LeBron decided to leave the Miami Heat making the decision in a controversial television special 1 hour. This situation provoked the ire of many fans of the team. After that the franchise was decimated having to begin the process of reconstruction to try to go back to being a competitive team.