Sports in Cleveland – 1981



The 1981-1982 Cleveland Cavaliers are sadly regarded as one of the worst professional sports teams of all time. That can be difficult to argue against when their 15 – 67 record is taken into account.

Ownership was seemingly on a mission to have more coaches fired than wins that season. They didn’t really come close, but did have four different coaches who all achieved various degrees of futility. Perhaps the best known of those coaches was Chuck Daly, who would emerge with great success in Detroit. He also saw enough in Cleveland to take two of the team’s best players with him, James Edwards and Bill Lambeer.

The Cavaliers’ season could not end soon enough. Losers of their last 19 games, the players were apparently ready for the off-season.

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