The 25 Greatest Players in Cleveland Cavaliers History

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16. Lenny Wilkens (1972-74)

Lenny Wilkens

Wilkens only spent two seasons with the team, but his leadership helped the team establish credibility and his influence helped his successor, Jim Cleamons, succeed. He came back to coach the team for eight seasons.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.