How the Cavs plan to keep LeBron James

Updated: February 10, 2006, 2:12 PM ET
By Brian Windhorst | Special to ESPN.com

Last March, online mortgage magnate Dan Gilbert bought the Cleveland Cavaliers for roughly $375 million, more than double the club's estimated value in March 2003.

March 2003 was before LeBron James.

Upon taking the reins, Gilbert, a highly competitive, self-made man, professed his desire to bring the franchise its first championship in the blue-collar image of his hometown team, the Detroit Pistons. But his first goal was to make sure there was no after LeBron James.

This ...

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