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Cleveland GM David Griffin Fired

Post by bobheckler on Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:53 pm

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

The Cavs and general manager David Griffin will part ways according to sources
4:19 PM · Jun 19, 2017



Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA

David Griffin lost out on potential jobs in Orlando, Atlanta & Milwaukee because Gilbert wouldn't let teams talk with him. Not a good look.
5:19 PM · Jun 19, 2017



Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

League sources say the Cavs, until this wild turn, spent much of the day trying to assemble a Jimmy Butler trade. Unclear what happens now.
4:43 PM · Jun 19, 2017


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MY NOTE:  His team made 3 straight Finals, won the first championship in Cleveland since the parking lots were packed with dinosaurs like something out of the Flintstones, and now he is fired?  Dan Gilbert is the same guy who sold all LeBron paraphernalia for $17.76 when he left.

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Re: Cleveland GM David Griffin Fired

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:21 pm

There was a note on one of the sports pages that Chauncey Billups was being considered for the Cav's job????
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Post by NYCelt on Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:23 pm

RosalieTCeltics wrote:There was a note on one of the sports pages that Chauncey Billups was being considered for the Cav's job????

Run away, Chauncey...run!
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Re: Cleveland GM David Griffin Fired

Post by red16russ11 on Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:25 pm

LeBron is reportedly not happy, and this could pave his way out of CLE (again).
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Re: Cleveland GM David Griffin Fired

Post by gyso on Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:22 am

LeBron James was reportedly 'surprised' and 'disappointed' by the dismissal of GM David Griffin

https://www.yahoo.com/news/lebron-james-reportedly-apos-surprised-011929970.html

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Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert released a statement on Monday evening announcing that David Griffin is out as general manager of the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions.

Gilbert said Griffin and the team "mutually decided" to not extend his contract that is set to expire at the end of June. 
One person who was not in on the decision was LeBron James, despite his reputation for always having a hand in personnel decisions, even beyond players.

According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, Gilbert did not consult with LeBron about the move.

Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today later added that James was "surprised" by the decision to part ways with Griffin.

Howard Beck of Bleacher Report added an even more ominous note, saying LeBron was not only "disappointed" by the move but was "concerned" about how it will impact the Cavs moving forward.

Tweet Embed: https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/876973020866367488 Source: LeBron is "disappointed" at Griffin's departure, as well as the timing, & "concerned" abt what this portends for Cavs going forward.

In April, James publicly declared his support for Griffin.

"It makes no sense why he shouldn't get an extension," James told ESPN. "He's pulled every move — he's tried to make every move happen — to better this team to be able to compete for a championship. So we wouldn't be in this position, obviously, without him and without the guys that are here — from the coaching staff to the players to Griff. He's been a big piece of it."

According to several reports, the uncertainty of Griffin's future was causing problems with recent trade talks.
"Cavs front office had difficulty in trade talks this week, constantly needing to address Griffin's future with rival executives," Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical wrote on Twitter. "Tough spot."

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Re: Cleveland GM David Griffin Fired

Post by red16russ11 on Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:01 am

Look for Grif to join West......out West
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