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Cleveland Cavaliers Strike it Rich in the NBA Draft Lottery

 

With the 2011 NBA Draft approaching fast, Thursday June 23rd, one team is making major headlines with two of the top four picks in the draft.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, represented by owner Dan Gilbert’s 14 – year old son Nick, won the draft lottery and walked away with the coveted number one overall pick.

Adding excitement to an already successful draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers were also awarded the number four overall pick in the 2011 draft.

It has been several years since one team collected two of the top 10 picks in the draft.  The last time one team won two pick so high was 2009, when the Minnesota Timberwolves won the second and sixth overall picks in the first round.  They selected point guards Ricky Rubio, from Europe, and Johnny Flynn, from Syracuse, respectively.

This is great news for a team who won 19 games last season looking to upgrade the roster and add excitement to The Q Arena while beginning a new era.

The excitement proved to be contagious as the Gilbert family, Dan, Grant, 13, and Nick high fived each other and celebrated with anyone in arms reach as the announcer revealed Cleveland as the winner of the number one overall pick.

As the reporter introduced Nick Gilbert, as the Cavaliers representative for the NBA draft lottery, he exclaimed the now famous and rhetorical phrase, “What’s not to like!” which is in fact the perfect slogan for the Cleveland Cavaliers future.

After acquiring the first overall and fourth pick of the first round, the Cavaliers also obtained the second and 24th pick in the second round of the NBA draft.  The success of the 2011 NBA draft lottery for the Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans adds truth to the common saying, “the rich get richer.”

With four picks in the 2011 NBA draft, great seats, season tickets available at The Quicken Loans Arena, and a breakout star and Ambassador of the National Children’s Tumor Association, Nick Gilbert…when it pertains to the Cleveland Cavaliers 2011 and future ask yourself “What’s not to like!”

 

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Nick Gilbert – 2011 National Children’s Tumor Foundation Ambassador Represents Cavaliers @ NBA Lottery

Breaking News…

The kind I love to share…

Nick Gilbert, son of Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, is representing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the upcoming NBA draft lottery on May 17, 2011.

That’s a pretty cool experience for an inspiring 14-year old from metro Detroit. Nick is also the 2011 National Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) Ambassador. As the 2011 CTF ambassador, Nick’s role as the Cavaliers on-stage representative comes with important additional responsibilities – including raising awareness for the battle against nuerofibromatosis (NF). Nick Gilbert was born with NF more than 14 years ago (more info on this in the press release below).

Congrats Nick. Have a wonderful day on the 17th and continue all the great things you do!

Read the full release below: Continue reading “Nick Gilbert – 2011 National Children’s Tumor Foundation Ambassador Represents Cavaliers @ NBA Lottery” »

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Another Quicken Loans Facebook Giveaway – $50 Cavs Store Gift Card!

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Facebook fans – we're back with more free stuff!

In the spirit of the Cleveland Cavaliers playoff run, we will be giving away a $50 Cavs store gift card in a random drawing of our Facebook fans today (5/13/2010)!

We’ll notify the winner by a message through Facebook. If you are currently a Quicken Loans Facebook fan, good luck! If you’re not a fan, you have until 5:00pm EST today to become one and get a chance to win!
Please spread the word!

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Quicken Loans Facebook Fans: Win a Fathead!

fatheadCalling all Facebook fanatics!

In the spirit of the Cleveland Cavaliers playoff run, we will be giving away a FREE LeBron James Fathead (estimated value $99.99) in a random drawing of our Facebook fans today (5/7/2010)!

We’ll notify the winner by a message through Facebook. If you are currently a Quicken Loans Facebook fan, good luck! If you’re not a fan, you have until 5:00pm EST today to become one and get a chance to win!

Please spread the word!

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Quicken Loans Chairman Dan Gilbert talks to SmartBusiness about growing a business and building a corporate culture

Great article about Quicken Loans chairman Dan Gilbert on sbnonline.com this past week. Wanted to share it with our readers.


Dan is a culture leader and really gets this stuff. Trust me on that.


Here’s some of the article:

Dan Gilbert has a keen eye for detail. If your company’s signage, Web site or marketing materials contain any kind of misspelling, misdirection or misleading verbiage, he’ll see it and he’ll let you know about it.


Take, for instance, the sign Gilbert saw at an automobile repair shop offering “alignment” — a sign that was off-kilter. Or the store that featured two signs near its entrance, one reading “Store Closing” and the other “Now Hiring.” Or, better yet, the store with the neon “scrapbooks” sign that unfortunately had the first “s” burnt out.

I won’t bother copying the rest here, but please go to the article and read it. It’s a great read.


Thanks SmartBusiness for the great article about our chairman. We truly appreciate it.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out the video SmartBusiness put on YouTube. We likes it!


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Quicken Loans corporate culture featured in NY Times article

Check this out. An article in NY Time about the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans and our unique cultures – centered around what we call the ISMS.

Here is the intro to the article. It's true, by the way:

Every employee who works for Dan Gilbert is required to learn his “isms,” a collection of colorful aphorisms that guide his entrepreneurial philosophy.

The rule applies to bankers and receptionists alike at Quicken Loans, the mortgage company Gilbert founded.

It also applies to LeBron James.

Read the full article – http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/01/sports/basketball/01gilbert.html?_r=2&ref=sports

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The Price is Right: Quicken Loans family companies Cleveland Cavaliers and Fathead get in on the game

The Quicken Loans DIFF: Cleveland Cavaliers and Fathead on the Price is Right! Ever hear of The Price is Right? It’s only the most successful game show in TV history, with a 30+ year run on CBS! The show is now hosted by Cleveland native and REAL.BIG. Cleveland sports fan Drew Carey!

Well, our Quicken Loans siblings over at Fathead and the Cleveland Cavaliers worked their magic, coming up with an amazing Fathead and Cleveland Cavaliers prize package that will be featured on The Price is Right not just once, but twice, in the next few weeks! 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14th, lucky contestants will play for the opportunity to win the Fathead/Cavaliers package as the coveted Showcase Showdown!  The package includes: an all expense paid trip to Cleveland to watch the Cavs in the NBA Play Offs from courtside seats (plus behind-the-scenes tours), two Fathead XZipit luxury recliners with favorite team logos, a pair of LeBron James Fathead wall graphics, Fathead PDA skins, memorabilia and much more!

Then, in an episode airing on MAY 5th, during the NBA playoffs, contestants have a chance to win it again. Yep, Drew had so much fun with it the first time, they decided to tape a second episode … the second one also will feature Drew Carey having some Fathead fun during half-time at The Q!

Check your local TV listings to determine the time and CBS station it will air on in your area:  http://www.tvguide.com/.

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We agree with Detroit Pistons’ Joe Dumars – Culture Matters

By Paul J. Pickett

I was reminded of why culture matters the other night as I watched a very brief interview with Hall of Fame Detroit Pistons player-turned-President of Basketball Operations, Joe Dumars. He said

“You have to fight complacency anywhere you see it within your organization. You have to fight it anywhere you see it. So everyday I come in here, it’s about maintaining success and keeping your foot on the gas. And….we have to make sure we maintain our culture.”

I really like this quote, but I gotta tell you, being a Pistons fan has been strangely frustrating for the last five years. I say strangely frustrating because despite making it to the NBA’s version of the Final Four for the last five seasons in a row, they’ve only won the NBA championship once, back in 2004. And it’s not just that they only won the championship once, it’s that they were so close to getting back to that point time-and-time again.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Moondog is in the house!

Adam Lewinski turns Moondog into a Lap dogYesterday, Moondog came to visit the Quicken Loans headquarters.  Moondog is the official mascot of the NBA Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers (sister company of Quicken Loans). 

Moondog brought the Eastern Conference championship trophy with him.  Pretty cool.

Adam (Tiny) Lewinski couldn’t help but pick up poor Moondog and give him a big hug. 

What does this have to do with "the DIFF concept?"

Well, I don’t know.  But think about it.  When is the last time the NBA Eastern Conference trophy, as well as an offical NBA team mascot came to your office?

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