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‘Hot Rod’ Williams, Bill Fitch among initial Cavs Wall of Honor inductees

Wayne Embry, the late John Johnson and Nick Mileti found out the class

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On Sunday, Nov. 17, before the Cavs host the 76ers, the team will honor the first five Wall of Honor inductees: former coach Bill Fitch, former executive Wayne Embery, the late John ‘Hot Rod’ Williams, the late John Johnson and former owner Nick Mileti. Information about each honoree can be found here.

“These five great Cavaliers represent a wonderful inaugural class and debut for the Wall of Honor program,” said Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse CEO Len Komoroski, according to a press release. “We can look at each of their unique contributions to the franchise and clearly see the significant impact they had and the special place they hold and deserve as part of our history. We also look forward to the continuation of the program in years to come and future recognition for others that have earned their inclusion as part of this very special place of honor within the Cavaliers franchise.”

The inaugural group was picked by “a diverse committee made up of longtime Cavaliers staff, broadcasters and Cavalier player legends, who provided decades of perspective and deep understanding and appreciation of the candidates and their respective roles and impact.” New honorees will be evaluated each year, and the players whom already have their jerseys retired by the team — including Larry Nance Sr., Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Austin Carr — will have their own plaques on the wall.