Joe Tait Honored
May 11, 2010 1 Comment
Perhaps the biggest honor for Cleveland Cavaliers iconic radio voice Joe Tait would be being the voice of the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. But this one’s pretty good.
The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has tapped the veteran Cavs broadcaster as the Hall Of Fame’s broadcast inductee for 2010, with Tait winning the Curt Gowdy Media Award.
Quoting the press release from the Cavaliers’ website:
The release also note’s Tait’s previous awards and honors:
Tait is an eight-time winner of Sportscaster of the Year in Ohio, spanning from 1974 to 2004. He was inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1992 and was awarded the group’s C.S. Williams Founders Award for his longstanding and meritorious service in broadcasting in 1996. In 2008, Tait received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, joining Cleveland sports legends such as Jim Brown and Bob Feller as recipients of the honor. In addition, Tait was inducted to the Cleveland Sports Legends Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Cleveland Press Club Hall of Fame in 2003.
With this, we wonder out loud – what took the Basketball Hall of Fame so long, taking until a year before Tait’s apparent retirement to honor him?
Congratulations, Joe…and here’s hoping LeBron and company do manage to “Win One for Tait”…