Cavs Undecided on Retiring ‘Z’s Number
While it is certain that will happen at some point in the future – after all, the much-loved Ilgauskas is the team’s all-time leader in games played and rebounds, among other things – the team has not decided to do so yet.
Because of the lockout, the Cavs cannot comment on the situation now, but at the time of the NBA draft, sources said the subject came up as rookie Kyrie Irving was deciding which number to wear in Cleveland. Irving, the former Duke star who was taken with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft last June, wore No. 1 for the Blue Devils, but Daniel Gibson already wears that number in Cleveland.