Cleveland Cavaliers

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BANDON DAVIS

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, June 13: 

Cuyahoga County Council signed off on a plan Tuesday night to borrow $40.5 million for repairs at the Cavaliers’ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.

The measure passed unanimously by a voice vote. The county will pay off the debt over time with revenue from a voter-approved "sin tax" tax on cigarettes and alcohol.

The new bond sale will reimburse the Cavs for work already completed or still underway at the fieldhouse. Council also approved refinancing for $40 million in bonds already sold for an earlier round of work at the fieldhouse and Progressive Field.

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced they've hired Lindsay Gottlieb to join new head coach John Beilein's staff.

Gottlieb spent eight seasons as head coach of the University of California, Berkeley women's team, where she led them to seven NCAA Tournament appearances and a Final Four. The 41-year-old compiled a 179-89 record with the Golden Bears.

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For the first time in franchise history, the Toronto Raptors have made it to the NBA Finals. The team's biggest roadblock: LeBron James. The Cavs with James had beaten Toronto in the playoffs three straight years, including a sweep last year. But the door opened when James left the Eastern Conference to play for the L.A. Lakers. Now, The Raptors will take on the depfending champion Golden State Warriors in the Finals. Our commentator Terry Pluto says the Raptors are no longer "the little team that could."

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