While this has been circulating throughout the rumor mill for quite some time, we are very excited to say that sources close to the situation have confirmed: Cavaliers beat writer Brian Windhorst will officially be joining the team over at the Plain Dealer.
Not only was Brian the man behind all things Cavaliers over at the Akron Beacon Journal, he has frequently been featured over at Henry Abbott’s TrueHoop, as well as the co-author of The Franchise. Having Brian in Cleveland will not only have him that much closer to the situation, but he will also be rejoining friend, former colleague and co-author Terry Pluto to give Cleveland two of the best writers out there today.
By now, you are all aware that Brian was very ill over the past few months. We have learned that while he is significantly thinner than he was pre-illness, he is on the fast road to recovery – not that it stopped him from breaking the Maurice Williams trade before anyone else while on the way home from the hospital. We’re very glad to hear about Brian’s recovery, and are ecstatic to hear that he’ll be joining the team in Cleveland.
Welcome, Brian. We’re looking forward to a great 2008-09 season.