Fans voted Cavaliers the team nickname in 1970 in a poll conducted by the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. The other finalists included Jays, Foresters, Towers, and Presidents. The Presidents nickname was presumably an allusion to the fact that seven former U.S. Presidents were born in Ohio, second only to Virginia. Jerry Tomko, who suggested Cavaliers in the contest, wrote, “Cavaliers represent a group of daring fearless men, whose life pact was never surrender, no matter what the odds.” (Tomko’s son, Brett, went on to become a Major League pitcher.)

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Eastern Conference rookies showing plenty of promise so far

Cade Cunningham and Franz Wagner are giving the Eastern Conference's bottom two teams reasons for optimism. The Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic have seven victories apiece this season, but they also have two of the NBA's top rookies. Detroit took Cunningham No. 1 overall in last year's draft, and the former Oklahoma State star has…

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‘None of this happens if they don’t believe’: Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff credits players for his contract extension

'Hopefully get some more wins so he can stay longer,' guard Darius Garland said of Bickerstaff, whose new contract runs through the 2026-27 season I need to read more from this story