Cavs induct four new members into Wall of Honor

CLEVELAND — Four Cavs legends will be forever memorialized.

The organization announced that Terrell Brandon, Chuck Broski, Jim Chones, and Mike Mitchell are being inducted as members of the Cavaliers Wall of Honor Class of 2024. The special ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 10, at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, when Cleveland hosts Brooklyn.

“The Wall of Honor stands as an enduring testament, immortalizing these four extraordinary individuals for their profound impact on Cleveland Cavaliers basketball,” said Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman. “Jim, Terrell, and Mike each personified excellence across different eras in our organization’s rich sports history, with undeniable contributions both on and off the court, while Chuck has been a cornerstone of this franchise since its inception, documenting all the great on-court accomplishments of our players. Their legacies will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of Cavaliers faithful, forever woven into the fabric of our proud tradition.”

The Wall of Honor — a biannual event — debuted during the Cavs’ 50th season in 2019-20 and was created as a permanent way to recognize and honor those who have played a distinguished and pivotal role in Cavs history. The Wall of Honor resides prominently in the North Atrium area of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and features a mosaic of custom-designed tiles that represent each honoree. Each inductee has two silver tiles, one engraved with their name, photo, years with the organization, and their jersey number or team role. The other displays their name, key accomplishments, and jersey number/role. Gold tiles represent individuals who have retired jerseys.

At halftime, the inductees will receive their commemorative rings — an iconic symbol of their distinguished status.

“It is truly something special to be able to recognize each class of the honorees for their unique contributions to this organization,” said Campy Russell, Director of Alumni Engagement and Cavs Legend. “Each person represents a chapter in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ collective story. This year’s event is a commemoration for the remarkable individuals who have shaped our ongoing journey.”

Brandon, the No. 11 pick in the 1991 NBA Draft, spent 12 seasons in the NBA with Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Minnesota. He was a two-time All-Star who also won the 1997 NBA Sportsmanship Award for his devotion to children, and his Portland-based foundation provides numerous services to underprivileged youth in his hometown.

Broski has been a longtime team statistician. He is currently the crew chief in charge of the stats crew and has been with the organization since its inaugural season in 1970. He has worked as a team statistician for over 2,200 Cavs home games, including the Miracle of Richfield season, five NBA Finals, and the 2016 NBA championship. Broski also served on the stat crew during three NBA All-Star Games in Cleveland (1981, 1997, 2022).

Chones, who continues to entertain and educate fans as the team’s radio analyst, played in 400 games over five seasons in Cleveland. He averaged 14.3 points and 9.5 rebounds, becoming a vital piece of the Miracle of Richfield team. Following his tenure with the Cavs, he played for the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won an NBA title in 1979.

Selected by the Cavs as the 15th pick in the first round of the 1978 NBA Draft and known for his feathery mid-range jump shot, Mitchell averaged nearly 20 points in three full seasons, before playing his final six years with the San Antonio Spurs. Following his playing career, Mitchell worked as a counselor for at-risk youth in San Antonio. He passed away in 2011 at the age of 55.

Brandon, Broski, Chones, and Mitchell will join previous inductees Wayne Embry, Bill Fitch, John Johnson, Nick Mileti, John “Hot Rod” Williams, World B. Free, Gordon Gund, Campy Russell, and Lenny Wilkins.