Originally posted on Boston Sports Media Watch  |  Last updated 3/25/13
Celtics (58-18) vs. Cleveland (34-43) March 22, 1980 Richfield Coliseum The Celtics stumbled, 109-105, in front of a sellout crowd of 19,548 in Cleveland against the suddenly hot Cavaliers. The win marked the eighth straight for the Cavs, a team facing a future of uncertainty.  The only coach and general manager the team had ever known, Bill Fitch, now coached the league-best Boston Celtics, and a new change in ownership had the NBA wondering whether professional basketball could survive in Ohio.  The Boston Globe’s Steve Marantz reported further on the sale:  Cleveland was playing its first game under a new ownership.  On Friday, it was announced that Joe Zingale, a local entrepreneur, had purchased the shares of Louis A. Mitchell, who had taken control from Nick Mileti on Feb. 4.  Zingale is a former disc jockey and former owner of the Cleveland Nets of World Team Tennis.  Zingale reportedly holds 38 percent of the Cavalier stock, and if his track record in buying and selling ra...
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