GM David Griffin, Cleveland Cavaliers part ways after title, 3 straight Finals

Wednesday, 21 Jun, 2017

In some shocking news on Monday that came out of seemingly nowhere, David Griffin was sacked as the Cleveland Cavaliers' general manager, just a few weeks after his team made it to the NBA Finals. Griffin's contract was up at the end of the month, but negotiations between the two sides broke down. Maybe they could send him a thank-you card, Comic Sans and all?

Chauncey Billups and the Cleveland Cavaliers have mutual interest in a front-office role for the retired National Basketball Association player, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst. "He's been a big piece of it".

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert did not talk to LeBron prior to letting Griffin go. Apparently, nobody from the Cavaliers organization informed LeBron about this decision even though James advocated for Griffin's extension.

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James acknowledged the job Griffin has done over the past three years, and we await to see what will be the next move by the Cavs front office.

In a statement, Griffin said he was appreciative of the opportunity given to him by Gilbert, adding, "I am extremely excited for my next challenge in the National Basketball Association, however Dan and I know now that [the Cavs] are a team built on largely on the concept of fit and are now at the point where the fit is not right for us to continue with one another". The third overall pick in the 1997 draft, Billups played for seven teams during his 17-year career, most notably the Pistons, with whom he won an NBA Finals MVP award in 2004 while helping Detroit to a title. Apparently, Billups is about to meet with Dan Gilbert, the owner of the Cavaliers, on Tuesday and they will discuss a potential hiring of Billups as a new general manager for the Cavaliers.