Joe Tait Update

Here’s the latest on iconic Cleveland Cavaliers radio voice Joe Tait, who is preparing for heart surgery on this, the Cavs’ regular season opening day.

The team itself has posted an update, saying the veteran broadcaster has undergone a heart catheterization procedure at the Cleveland Clinic in preparation for the upcoming surgery:

He is now slated to undergo surgery next week (exact timing still to be determined), when he will undergo a double bypass, as well as replacing the aortic valve.

Behind the Cavaliers Radio Network microphone filling in for Joe Tait tonight, and during the rest of his absence, will be versatile WTAM/1100 sports director Mike Snyder, joined by Cavaliers’ legend Jim Chones.

The team says there’s “no timetable” yet for Tait’s return to caling Cavaliers’ action on the radio, but says both the team and Tait hope he’s back later this season…

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