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Posts Tagged ‘Chris Grant.’

Cavaliers hires former Suns executive David Griffin

Several media outlets are reporting today that the Cleveland Cavaliers have hired former Phoenix Suns executive David Griffin as their vice president of basketball operations.

David Griffin Cavs VP basketball operations (Suns photo)

Griffin, resigned as the Suns’ senior vice president of basketball operations when general manager Steve Kerr left in June. In Cleveland, he’ll be assisting general manager Chris Grant.

The Cavaliers front office has been in a transition mode since Danny Ferry left. He was replaced by his assistant Chris Grant. Also, vice president of basketball operations Lance Blanks resigned to become the Phoenix Suns general manager.

Griffin also had opportunities with Memphis and Denver.

compiled from staff, wire & television reports

Cleveland Cavaliers get future draft choices for LeBron James

compiled from Cleveland Cavaliers and NBA news

The Cleveland Cavaliers made sure that they received some type of compensation for the departing LeBron James.

After losing their superstar to Miami Thursday night, the team worked out a deal with the Heat by acquiring two future first- round draft picks and two-round picks.

Chris Grant Cavs GM (nba)

Cleveland gets two first round picks starting in 2013 and continuing through 2017, and the Heat’s 2012 second-round pick from New Orleans and a future second-round pick Miami acquired from Oklahoma City.

The Cavs will also have the right to swap first-round picks with the Heat in 2012. Cleveland also picked up a trade exception that could be worth up to $16 million.

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant says that the deal will provide additional flexibillity as they move forward.

Byron Scott on Cavaliers radar; front office asking former players about him

compiled from staff and wire reports

It seems that the frontrunner for the Cleveland Cavaliers coaching vacancy, is Byron Scott.

But before the front office gives him an offer, they’re going to talk to two of his former players to get some background info, Jason Kidd and Chris Paul.

Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant and assistant Lance Blanks have asked the New Jersey Nets and New Orleans Hornets about his style, demeanor and reputation with the players.

Byron Scott (nba)

The Cavs have also asked the Nets send every one of their 2002 and 2003 playoff games, including the NBA Finals for review.

Scott had a combative history with Kidd while he coached the Nets and it ultimately led to Scott’s dismissal in 2004. Kidd had a problem with game preparation, nothing personal against Scott.

Chris Paul, on the other had, is a leading supporter of Byron Scott and even lobbied for the New Orleans Hornets not to fire him last season. Paul played in the NBA his first four seasons under Scott and is still close to him.

The Cavaliers are not the only team that Scott is interested in. He is up for the Los Angeles Clippers job and would love a chance to coach his former Lakers’ team should Phil Jackson retire or move on to another team.

The Cavaliers are changing quick! Ferry resigns as GM

compiled from staff, wire, Cleveland Cavaliers and NBA news

Danny Ferry has resigned as general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers.after 5 years. He felt his authority was being undermined and reduced by owner Dan Gilbert after the fallout from the team being eliminated by Boston from the playoffs. He also was not in favor of firing head coach Mike Brown.

Danny Ferry (file)

In a move that has stunned the city of Cleveland, the NBA and the Cavs players, Ferry decided that the changes in the organization can move forward without him.

Ferry’s departure has come two weeks after owner Dan Gilbert fired coach Mike Brown following the team’s ouster by Boston in the second round of the playoffs. Ferry’s contract was set to expire on June 30 and he decided to leave once he found out after several meetings with Gilbert, that their ideas on the Cavs direction differed in many ways.

Danny Ferry led Cleveland through the most successful period in their history, peaking with the club’s first-ever NBA finals appearance in 2007 against San Antonio. But despite winning 127 regular-season games and having the best-record in the league, the last two years, the Cavs fell short of an NBA title.

Assistant GM Chris Grant will take over for Ferry.