CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the Locked On Cavs podcast in the video player above is from Nov. 9, 2021.
Bally Sports Ohio has announced that a change will be coming to local broadcasts of the Cleveland Cavaliers beginning next week.
Cavaliers sideline reporter Angel Gray is leaving Bally Sports Ohio in order to pursue another broadcasting opportunity, according to the company’s release. Gray announced on Twitter that she is joining ESPN in a full-time capacity.
Gray has been on Cavaliers broadcasts since the 2018-19 season. At this time, it is unknown exactly what her role at ESPN will be.
"The timing of it all gave me pause, but after long conversations with family, friends and colleagues, taking this leap of faith now was a no-brainer," Gray wrote on Twitter. "So my time has come to an end in Cleveland and this is more overwhelming than I could have imagined. This city has helped me grow into a better person/reporter and I'll forever be grateful for this chapter of life."
Bally Sports Ohio also announced that Andre Knott will be filling in for Gray on an interim basis while a full-time replacement is found. Knott currently works for the network as the sideline reporter during Cleveland Guardians games, a position he has held since replacing Katie Witham at the beginning of the 2015 baseball season.
Gray’s final broadcast on Bally Sports Ohio will be this Saturday, Nov. 13, as the Cavaliers take on the Boston Celtics at home. Knott will begin his interim role starting on Monday, Nov. 15.