Cavaliers To Acknowledge Kyrie Irving's Return In Season Opener
The Cavaliers open their season tonight against the Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena, where G Kyrie Irving's "contributions to the Cavaliers will be celebrated in a video tribute." Irving was traded to the Celtics in the offseason (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 10/17). Irving said of tonight's atmosphere, "It's going to be rowdy in there. ... The excitement and the energy is there" (MASSLIVE.com, 10/16).
Meanwhile, the Cavs "will have a new PA announcer at The Q," with Sean Peebles set to "begin his tenure" tonight. He takes over after Olivier Sedra, the PA announcer since '06, left in the offseason to join the Nets. Peebles is the "former voice" of the NBA G League Erie BayHawks and Double-A Eastern League Erie SeaWolves (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 10/17).