HoopsHype David Griffin rumors

May 20, 2014 Updates

"I think it's not necessarily limited to three names that are more highly hyped," Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said. "We've got to do a more thorough evaluation of all of the guys to know that we're not doing something too quickly. When you're looking at the guys who have all the hype they have that because of their upside and athleticism. There's more to it than just those three guys that people talk about." Cleveland Plain Dealer

May 17, 2014 Updates

One of the people with General Manager David Griffin at the NBA combine was James Posey, the former NBA forward. A product of Twinsburg, Posey was an assistant coach with the Canton Charge. Griffin has a high opinion of Posey and he could be a candidate to be an assistant here. It depends on the new head coach, but Posey has the respect of the front office. Cleveland Plain Dealer

May 16, 2014 Updates

Cleveland general manager David Griffin says the Cavaliers are not close to hiring a new coach. Griffin says the Cavs "don't have a real specific timetable" and doesn't "anticipate anything happening anytime soon." There had been reports that the Cavaliers might meet with candidates during the NBA draft combine this week. But Griffin says "nothing along those lines" has happened. ESPN.com

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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

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