In 1982, McLeod took a job in Detroit and became the play-by-play voice for the Pistons in 1984.
McLeod had been calling Cavs games since 2006 alongside Austin Carr. and was a fan favorite in Cleveland.
Check out some of the best calls from Fred McLeod, who died on Monday night at the age of 67.
"The entire Cavaliers organization mourns the loss of their great friend and teammate", the Cavaliers' statement said. "He was a true, heart-felt ambassador for the team, fans and entire greater Cleveland community". He recently celebrated his 36th season in broadcasting.
McLeod grew up in Strongsville where he was a two-sport star.
The Cavaliers extended their "deepest condolences" to McLeod's friends and family in a statement on their website.
After WJW, McLeod spent time working in San Francisco and then eventually became the announcer for the Detroit Pistons, a position he held until he came home to Cleveland.
McLeod was also the executive producer for multimedia for the team. Fred spent the 1979 MLB baseball season in Cleveland as well, as a TV announcer for the Cleveland Indians. He was also a proud recipient of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences' prestigious Silver Circle Award in recognition of lifetime achievement in television. In the video, McLeod's passion for the team and skill as an announcer are both on full display.