HoopsHype David Griffin rumors

May 13, 2014 Updates
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Marc Stein: Question sure to be asked: How much consideration will Mike D'Antoni/Vinny Del Negro get in Cleveland after working w/David Griffin in PHX. And Clippers assistant coach Alvin Gentry, for that matter, is a very natural target for new GM David Griffin after their PHX stint together. Gentry was considered strongly for Memphis job that went to Dave Joerger and is likely to get another HC shot after his Phoenix success. Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

David Griffin has been named General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Mike Brown has been released as Head Coach, the team announced today. Griffin had been acting General Manager since February 6th, 2014. Brown was hired as Head Coach on April 24th, 2013. NBA.com

“Our ownership group is looking forward to David Griffin leading the basketball side of our business. We interviewed several strong candidates for the GM position including Griff. We chose David as our GM because we believe he is the best person to lead our franchise at this critical time and into the future. David brings over two decades of experience. He knows the ins and outs of this league as well as anyone and is also an outstanding talent evaluator. More importantly, he is a General Manager who is aligned with our culture and philosophy which is the foundation of how we do business. David is not only passionate about his own job but also cares deeply about the success of everyone around him. His presence alone creates an infectious positive environment with players, coaches, front office people and even our fan base. We already saw some progress in the short time David led our basketball side in the latter part of this past season. Clearly, we have substantial work ahead of us and I am confident that Griff will play an essential part of the growth and success of our organization,” said Dan Gilbert, Majority Owner of the Cavaliers. NBA.com

May 10, 2014 Updates

Neither owner Dan Gilbert nor Griffin would comment on Saturday night, but a source said that after interviewing four or five serious candidates, the Cavs settled on Griffin, who has been the team's acting general manager since Gilbert fired Chris Grant on Feb. 6. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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The Detroit Pistons plan to conduct a comprehensive search to replace Joe Dumars in the front office, a job that is coveted around the league. Several names are on the Pistons' radar, a person familiar with details told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. The latest names to surface are: Cleveland Cavaliers acting general manager David Griffin, Boston Celtics assistant GM and team counsel Mike Zarren and NBA senior vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe. USA Today Sports

April 6, 2014 Updates

There’s a good chance the Cavs will retain Griffin. Gilbert will explore hiring other front-office executives, including possibly someone above Griffin in the pecking order, a la Phil Jackson in New York. News-Herald

April 5, 2014 Updates

David Griffin (Cleveland Cavaliers): The Cavaliers made a mid-season change at the general manager spot, ousting Chris Grant and replacing him with assistant general manager David Griffin. The Cavaliers have gone 14-13 since the change after going 17-33 to start the season. Under Griffin’s watch the team has been playing far better basketball and the dysfunction that had marred the club seems to have subsided. In talking to sources close to the situation, not only has Griffin instilled some confidence in the young guys, he has actively engaged not only with Cavs star Kyrie Irving, but troublesome guard Dion Waiters. His hands-on approach has resonated well with the Cavs and there is talk that he could remain in his position beyond this season. Basketball Insiders

March 31, 2014 Updates
March 9, 2014 Updates

The head coach easily has a more direct impact, but the front office certainly holds a role in that culture. A couple of players have told me they appreciate David Griffin’s approach. He is direct in his communication and bluntly honest, he makes it clear to them where they stand with the team. The players I’ve talked to said they appreciate that. Griffin is different in his approach than Chris Grant, because as Griffin said at his introductory news conference, he comes from a different lifetime set of experiences. I think both guys have different styles, but both can make good GMs. Akron Beacon Journal

February 23, 2014 Updates

The Cavs would never consider trading the two-time All-Star. Circumstances, obviously, could change this summer if he turns down a maximum extension with the Cavs. But we’ll worry about that when we get there. If you want to ruffle Griffin’s feathers, just ask if Irving is untouchable. “As a franchise, it is my philosophy that absolutely no one is untouchable in any area,” Griffin said. “Why would you ever do that? It doesn’t make any sense to me. “That doesn’t mean anybody’s ever going to go away, either, because untouchable and tradable are different things. I don’t want to get into semantics, but untouchable is a ridiculous word.” News-Herald

February 20, 2014 Updates

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