It was a night filled with love and respect. a night where former Cavalier player Zydrunas Ilgauskas .. became a legend. Ilgauskas; known by Cavalier fans as 'Z' officially had his jersey; number 11; retired. The special ceremony took place Saturday night in front of a packed house during the Cavaliers game with the Knicks. The respect for 'Z' and his accomplishments were recognized even further by the attendance from a historical list of basketball's elite from Cleveland and around the NBA. Names like Larry Nance, Nate Thurman, Austin Carr, Chris Grant, Boobie Gibson, LeBron James; former Cav's GM Wayne Embry and the retired voice of the Cavaliers; Joe Tait. They were all there; celebrating with Zydrunas Ilgauskas on his special night.


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