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Cavs, Warriors set for big sales summer

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 13 / 16

When this year’s NBA Finals concludes, it won’t be an ending as much as a beginning: the start of a critical sales summer in both Golden State and Cleveland. The Cavaliers are heading into the final season of their naming-rights deals with both Quicken Loans for their home arena and w...

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