Sport Cavs, GM David Griffin to part ways

03:25  20 june  2017
03:25  20 june  2017 Source:   Larry Brown Sports

Cavs, GM David Griffin to part ways

  Cavs, GM David Griffin to part ways 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.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.

CLEVELAND -- With his team off to a 19-14 start and dealing with a spate of recent injuries, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin addressed On whether he expects James to play during the Cavs ’ upcoming five-game West Coast trip: “It’s our hope that he’s ready to do that, that a part of

Cleveland Cavaliers . But the next GM , whether it's Griffin or someone else, would have to decide (with Gilbert's blessing) if the Cavs , as constructed, with tinkering, can play the Warriors, or if moving a player like Love and getting back entirely new pieces is necessary.

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.

AP source: Cavs owner, Billups meet about front-office job

  AP source: Cavs owner, Billups meet about front-office job Chauncey Billups was clutch as a player, earning the nickname "Mr. Big Shot." He could soon have a new title. The former All-Star guard met Tuesday with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert about a position in Cleveland's front office, a person familiar with the encounter told the Associated Press. The meeting took place in Detroit, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks.

In other words, Cavaliers general manager David Griffin – who’s still without a contract for next season – lost his leverage with other teams. The Bucks wouldn’t be a bad fallback option for Griffin – if he can’t use them to get a deal with the Cavs .

After assuming the full-time GM gig in May after the Cavs stumbled through a 33-49 season that included For the most part , it fell in his lap. Cavaliers GM David Griffin hopes he just dealt his team into a deep playoff run. It wasn’t just the fact that Griffin was able to do the deals the way he did

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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