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The Cavaliers’ media work area at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse will be named The Fred McLeod TV Studio & Media Workroom to honor their late play-by-play announce, team officials said in a news release.
Details of the official dedication are forthcoming.
McLeod died suddenly of a heart attack Sept. 9. He spent 14 years as the play-by-play voice of FOX Sports Ohio broadcasts of Cavaliers telecasts, and 22 years calling Detroit Pistons games before that.
He is a native of Strongsville, Ohio.
“Fred was one of the most accomplished and respected announcers in the NBA and all of sports and was known for his love, passion and enthusiasm for his hometown Cavs and Cleveland,” the Cavs wrote in the release.
“He was friendly and welcoming to all his fellow media colleagues, regardless of experience or outlet they represented, including up-and-comers who sought advice from him and appreciated his willingness to spend time supporting them. Fred made a lasting impression, so it is fitting that he will have this permanent space dedicated to his memory.”
The Cavs redesigned and expanded their media work area this offseason, along with the entire venue, formerly known as Quicken Loans Arena.
For more on McLeod, check out the following stories on AmicoHoops: