Cavs management has told Ronnie Duncan, the team’s public-address announcer, to stop using his creative call for point guard Eric Snow (“Eric Sn-oh-oh-oh-oh!”) whenever the player scores. But that’s only the latest example this season of management obsessively micro-managing what team fans see and hear. Among others:
TV broadcaster Michael Reghi was chastised by a team official for noting, on the air, that point guard Damon Jones and head coach Mike Brown were exchanging words on the sideline.
Staffers were directed to stop using music by Usher, the R&B superstar and team part-owner who’s largely disappeared this season;
Quicken Loans Arena ushers and security staff were ordered to wear Anderson Varejao wigs during a recent promotion featuring the wild-haired Cavs reserve.