Head Coach: Tyronn Lue
The Cleveland Cavaliers, also known as the Cavs, is part of the National Basketball Association’s Eastern Conference Central Division. They entered the league as an expansion team in 1970 and currently holds home games at the Quicken Loans Arena.
The Cavs struggled during their early years in the league, placing no better than sixth in the Eastern Conference. In 1976, the team won their first Central Division title, which also marked their first winning season and playoff appearance in franchise history.
After another rough patch for the Cavs, they were awarded with the top overall pick in the 2003 draft, and selected top prospect LeBron James. The LeBron hype proved to be true for the team as the team again became a regular playoff contender by 2005. They made their first appearance in the NBA Finals in 2007, but once again fell behind the playoffs after LeBron James joined the Miami Heat in 2010. James made his comeback to the team in 2014 and led the Cavs to four straight NBA Finals appearances. In 2016, the Cleveland Cavaliers won their first NBA Championship.
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