Cavaliers to honor Fred McLeod by naming Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse TV studio and media workroom after him

McLeod passed away earlier this month

James Rapien
September 18, 2019 - 12:22 pm

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CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Cavaliers announced that they will name the media space at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse after Fred McLeod, who died suddenly on September 9.

“The Fred McLeod TV Studio and Media Workroom will be a lasting tribute to someone that was universally admired, respected and appreciated as a fellow media member and willing mentor to a countless number across the industry,” the Cavaliers wrote in a statement.

McLeod served as the voice of the Cavaliers on Fox Sports Ohio since 2006. He was with the Detroit Pistons for 22 seasons, prior to joining the Cavs.

The Strongsville native called more than 1,000 games during his time with the Cavaliers, including their Game 7 win in the 2016 NBA Finals.

 “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. “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’ will play a preseason game at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on October 7. The home opener for the 2019-20 season will be on October 26 against the Pacers.