HoopsHype Chris Grant rumors


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Joe Kotoch: Cavs hoping to move down and still get Alex Len. To get the guy you want & additional assets is the Chris Grant way. Twitter @Probballdraft

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It's been 20 years since the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft was traded, when the Orlando Magic moved Chris Webber, but it's possible that streak could end this year. The Cleveland Cavaliers, who scored the top pick at Tuesday night's draft lottery, will be willing to listen to trade offers for it. "You want to look at all your options and make the best decision for your team," Cavs general manager Chris Grant said. "This is a valuable asset that we can add to the group, whether it's in trade or keep it and add a player." ESPN.com

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Mike Brown: “They reached out to me at the end of last week for the first time and after getting over the initial shock of hearing from these guys again I spoke with my wife and thought about all the things that made this job attractive while I was here to begin with. The level of commitment from Dan Gilbert and his group, the thorough work ethic that Chris Grant and his staff display and you look at the roster with the young nucleus and then with Anderson (Varejao) and then the city and passion that the fans have for not only the Cavs but for all their sports teams, for us it was definitely an exciting thing that we were definitely interested in pressing forward with.” Sports Radio Interviews

A few other things have changed in the three years since Brown left the Cavaliers. For one, former center Zydrunas Ilgauskas is no longer is a player. He's the Cavaliers' special assistant to the general manager. Still, Brown said he'd stick some sneakers on the big man if he needed a veteran presence on this Cavaliers squad. "Z is your boss," general manager Chris Grant interjected. Brown's eyes widened before he responded, "I've got to get used to that one." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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The Sunday night dinner meeting between Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and Mike Brown went well, according to sources close to the situation. The Cavaliers, who also reached out to Phil Jackson over the weekend, did not offer Brown the job, a source said. The sides agreed to deliberate over the situation before speaking again later this week, perhaps as soon as Monday night or Tuesday. Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant also attended the meeting, which was held in Detroit. ESPN.com

April 19, 2013 Updates

When Mike Brown was fired from the Cavaliers in 2010, owner Dan Gilbert was widely considered the driving force behind the move. The franchise was desperate to keep LeBron James in Cleveland and Brown’s removal was viewed as a necessary step in the process. Now three years later, league sources have said Gilbert isn’t opposed to bringing back the former coach. General Manager Chris Grant will direct this search, but Gilbert obviously has final say and could veto any choice. If Grant ultimately settles on Brown, a friend of his since college, Gilbert isn’t expected to stand in the way. Akron Beacon Journal

The Cavs also have an interest in former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy and former Milwaukee Bucks coach Scott Skiles, and Mike Malone is a former assistant under Brown in Cleveland and Miami Heat assistant coach David Fizdale has intriguing ties to Grant. Fizdale and Grant were college teammates at the University of San Diego, he is an up-and-coming assistant on Erik Spoelstra’s staff in Miami and has close ties to LeBron James. Akron Beacon Journal

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Either way, one high-ranking official said the decision will be made quickly. When he meets with reporters Thursday for his end-of-season news conference, General Manager Chris Grant is expected to either definitively declare Scott the coach for next season or he will have already been fired. Akron Beacon Journal

March 17, 2013 Updates

There are more than a few people around the NBA who think there will be pressure on Grant to succeed next season. The Cavs might need to make the playoffs in order for Grant and Scott to hold onto their jobs. You hear Cavs' fans say they don't want to be the eighth seed in the playoffs. They want to contend for a title. Well, you have to start that process somewhere. Make the playoffs next year and get your clock cleaned in the first round. Then come back the following season and try to get further. That's how it works in the NBA. News-Herald

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"It's always interesting when the trading deadline approaches because you never know what all of the potential opportunities are available to us until literally, the very last minutes prior to the deadline," said Gilbert, who does get advance notice of what's going on. "CG has done a great job of not only evaluating the numerous offers that are thrown around during this time but also being very creative in his approach." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived guard Kevin Anderson and guard/forward Justin Holiday, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Anderson appeared in one preseason game, scoring three points in five minutes. Holiday also appeared in one preseason game, scoring three points in 12 minutes. NBA.com

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