- Associated Press - Monday, November 1, 2010

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers’ Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Tait remains hospitalized with a blood clot in his lung.

It’s the latest medical setback for the 73-year-old, who was scheduled to undergo heart double bypass and aortic valve replacement surgery this week. Tait was recently in the hospital with pneumonia, and he underwent a heart catheterization last week.

The Cavs said Tait “passed out” at his home on Sunday and was taken to Medina Hospital before being transferred to The Cleveland Clinic. The team said he underwent an “umbrella” filter procedure on Monday to help prevent further clots from reaching his lungs.

The team said Tait is resting comfortably and will remain at The Clinic for several days.

Tait, who was set to retire after this season, has been the Cavaliers’ radio announcer for all but two years since the team began play in 1970.

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