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Reports: Cavs announcer Olivier Sedra to join Nets this season

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Reports out of Cleveland indicate that Olivier Sedra, the voice of the Cavaliers, will join the Nets this season, replacing David Diamante, who held the job for six years. He decided to focus on his other ventures, which range from boxing to his Brooklyn cigar store.

Sedra is regarded as one of the best, if the best, announcer in the NBA. He has been the Cavaliers announcer since 2006. He was also the public address announcer for FIBA games at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans last season.

Here’s a sample of his work...

A native of Montreal, he speaks both English and French fluently. His hero is Montreal Canadiens public address announcer Michel Lacroix.

Although neither Sedra nor the Nets have made an official announcement, he and Dan Gilbert, the Cavs owner, tweeted their farewells last night.

Shortly after that, there were reports on Cavaliers and Cleveland blogs reporting he’s headed to Brooklyn. As Cleveland Scene noted, “An update made earlier this month to his Wikipedia page says he'll be the public address announcer for the Brooklyn Nets next season.”