Pranksters paint Ex-Duke star, Cavs GM's office Carolina blue

Updated: September 20, 2007, 9:46 AM ET
Associated Press

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have moved into a swanky new $25 million practice facility and the team brought along its sense of humor, for the most part.

Danny Ferry
AP Photo/Jamie-Andrea YanakCavaliers general manager Danny Ferry, who played at Duke, stands next to a North Carolina Tar Heels logo that someone painted on the wall of his new office as a prank.

Pranksters painted the office of general manager Danny Ferry, who played for Duke before putting on the Cavaliers uniform, the colors of rival North Carolina.

And coach Mike Brown's office sported a girlish hot pink wall in time for Wednesday's showoff tour of the facility.

Prodded to stand in front of the UNC Tar Heels logo, Ferry managed a smile but wasn't budging. "I have no sense of humor when it comes to that," Ferry said.

"This is my office for one day. Tomorrow it will be fixed," said Ferry, who also promised payback for the pranksters.

And Brown's hot-pink office? "I'll have pink ribbons for you all when you leave so nobody feels left out," Brown said.

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