Cavs Release Veteran G Snow
POSTED: Sunday, April 5, 2009
Cleveland, OH -- (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Cavaliers released veteran guard Eric Snow for medical purposes, the club announced on Sunday.
"We appreciate all that Eric has done for the Cavaliers both on the basketball court and in the community," Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry said. "Eric is a tremendous competitor. He had a very successful playing career and I look forward to watching his broadcasting and coaching careers unfold."
The 13-year veteran suffered a left knee injury just before the start of the 2007-08 season and was limited to only 22 games that year. He has not appeared in a contest this season, but had remained on the roster.
Snow, a second-round selection by Milwaukee in the 1995 NBA Draft, averaged 4.0 points, 3.9 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 267 games, including 147 starts in four seasons with the Cavaliers.
For his career, the Michigan State product averaged 6.8 points, 5.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 846 games with Seattle, Philadelphia and Cleveland.
"It was a great privilege and dream come true, not just to play for my hometown team, but to finish my career in front of the fans who have given me so much support throughout my career," Snow said. "I loved the role offered to me of being a veteran the younger players could rely on, as the organization was rebuilding this franchise into a winner. The Cavaliers have done it the right way and I am proud to be a part of a new and re-energized winning tradition."
Snow, a native of Canton, Ohio, helped the Cavs to their first trip to the NBA Finals in his final full season of 2006-07.
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