Trent Redden Rumors
Further, multiple sources close with Griffin said he’d require hiring his own front-office staff from Cleveland, including Trent Redden, the Cavs former VP of Basketball Operations. But apparently Mills’ power is not only persisting, it’s growing. He already left a lasting imprint on this team by signing Tim Hardaway Jr. to a four-year, $71 million deal.
The Cavs don’t have a large front office. After Griffin, it’s vice president Trent Redden, who travels the world scouting players the Cavs rarely have picks to use on, and assistant GM Koby Altman, who has a background in the Ivy League and a growing respect in the NBA. Both Redden and Altman will probably be on short lists for future GM openings. Brock Aller is the senior director of strategy, and he has helped identify some of the unique methods the team has used to create trade exceptions to add players despite being capped out. The new collective bargaining agreement has closed some of the loopholes the team exploited over the past few years.
The Cavaliers have promoted Wes Wilcox to director of pro player personnel and Trent Redden to basketball operations manager/scout, Cavs general manager Chris Grant announced today. Wilcox joined the Cavaliers prior to the 2003-04 season and for the past three seasons has served as the team’s pro/college scout. He has played a key role in the Cavs personnel operation, focusing on the NBA and NCAA as well as the minor and international leagues. He also served as an advance scout.