Austin Carr’s number 34 hangs from the rafters at the “Q” as one of the six numbers to be retired in Cleveland Cavalier history. Carr was the first overall selection by the Cavs in the 1971 draft; coming out of Notre Dame as a two-time All American. He had an immediate impact on the Cavaliers roster and was an integral part of the Miracle of Richfield and the Cavs playoff run from 1975-1978. Austin Carr still remains the franchise leader in field goals attempted and field goals made, and ranks second in points scored.
Nowadays, you can listen to Austin’s colorful commentary alongside fellow Cavalier broadcaster Fred McCleod. The duo has become one of the most enjoyable teams of broadcasters in sports. They feed off each other’s energy and set each other up perfectly for classic one-liners. Austin has coined a number of famous phrases around the city of Cleveland including: “Throw the Hammer Down!”, “Get That Weak Stuff Outta Here!” and “From Deep, in the Q!” You can be assured that you will hear one of these phrases during every Cavalier telecast and Austin will say it with the same enthusiasm every single time.
GV Art + Design has teamed up with Austin before and we have decided to do it once again with our newest “Mr. Cavalier” shirt. Besides being a great athlete and entertaining broadcaster, Austin is also an all-around good guy who has been a privilege to work with. Austin has always been a Cleveland favorite. With our newest “Mr. Cavalier” design, you can pay homage to a man who has remained true to the city of Cleveland from the day he was drafted. Austin Carr will forever remain, Mr. Cavalier.