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Sport Cavs, GM David Griffin to part ways

03:25  20 june  2017
03:25  20 june  2017 Source:   yardbarker.com

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have parted ways with general manager David Griffin , the team announced Monday. Griffin was the GM for three seasons and helped the Cavs to their first-ever title in the 2015-16 season.

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Feb 18, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin talks with the media before the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls at Quicken Loans Arena. © Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Feb 18, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin talks with the media before the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are entering a critical time for their franchise, and they may be doing so under new leadership.

The Cavs and GM David Griffin are parting ways, as first reported by ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Griffin has been with the Cavs since 2010, serving as GM since 2014. Reports have said that Griffin was seeking a significant raise from Cleveland after receiving interest from the Magic, Hawks and Bucks this offseason.

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CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers have confirmed that they have made a mutual decision with general manager David Griffin not to extend his contract. In a statement, Cavs chairman Dan Gilbert says that he would “like to thank Griff for his leadership and many contributions during his time here

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin . SOURCE: AP Photo/Tony Dejak. Cleveland Cavaliers , GM David Griffin part ways .

Griffin reportedly has been making under $2 million per year as the Cavs’ GM, which is under market for an executive whose team has reached three straight Finals.

The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski says Chauncey Billups is expected to emerge as a front-runner for the job:

Whoever takes over has the task of trying to construct a roster that’s better suited to take on the Warriors. The Cavs are in the middle of trade talks for both Paul George and Jimmy Butler.

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Chauncey Billups offered Cavaliers' head of basketball operations position .
Cleveland attempts damage control by filling high-level vacancy with former NBA star.In the wake of the dismissal of general manager David Griffin and senior vice president of basketball operations Trent Redden on Monday, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert wasted no time in finding the top replacement of his choice. Billups, who is known to have discussed the position with the Cavs before they met for two in-person meetings, has no previous front-office experience but was a five-time All-Star as a player and one-time champion, with the Detroit Pistons in 2004.

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