The two sides announced Monday morning that John Michael will join the television broadcasts, moving from his previous role on the radio side. In this new role, Michael will continue his hosting duties on Cavs HQ while also being a regular contributor to Cavaliers Live pre and postgame shows on FOX Sports Ohio and giving fans behind-the-scenes access via social media. Michael will join Austin Carr at the broadcast table while Angel Gray returns for a second season on the sidelines. John is a very talented, dedicated, hard-working and insightful broadcaster who has a great spectrum of experience and perspective to now bring to our TV broadcasts.
Michael fills the role of longtime Cavs play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod who passed away suddenly on September 9th.
John is a very talented, dedicated, hard-working and insightful broadcaster who has a great spectrum of experience and perspective to now bring to our TV broadcasts. Michael has well over a decade of pro sports play-by-play experience.
John has done a remarkable job creating his own call of the game. The legacy left by Fred McLeod is truly special and will live on as well.
That will bring a great sense of familiarity to the viewing experience and a genuine connection with fans. Every ounce of preparation, hard work and creativity that is poured into each television broadcast this season will be dedicated to the very high standard that Fred McLeod set.
I am looking forward to joining my friend Austin Carr and helping deliver a great and entertaining season of Cavs basketball broadcasts.
Michael also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Broadcasting at Springfield College in Massachusetts, where the game of basketball was invented. Prior to embarking on his broadcasting career, Michael earned a law degree, an MBA degree, and a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame, all with cum laude honors, in an eight-year span.
There, he practiced law full time as a trial attorney specializing in construction law for over four years. Share this:.