Jul 23, 2013; Independence, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers vice president of basketball operations David Griffin introduces first round draft pick Sergey Karasev during a press conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cavaliers To Retain David Griffin As General Manager


According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, Cavaliers interim general manager, David Griffin will retain the job that he was promoted to by Dan Gilbert after the termination of former general manager, Chris Grant. On Twitter, Amico stated that “While nothing is etched in stone and Dan Gilbert hasn’t addressed it, am told the “feel inside” organization is David Griffin will be #Cavs GM.” It was also reported by cleveland.com that Griffin would like to stay with the team that had gone 33-49 and missed the postseason again this year.

During Griffin’s press conference today, he talked about the future of coach Mike Brown, roster changes, and what the off season may hold for the Northeast Ohio basketball club. While nothing is etched in stone, it is a strong possibility that they will keep the Phoenix, Arizona native. The Cavaliers organization will look to keep a couple of teams such as the Detroit Pistons from offering Griffin the GM position after Joe Dumars stepped down this season.

The Cavaliers have drastically improved with Griffin as their general manager. They went on a winning streak win Chris Grant was fired and Griffin took over. During the interim GM’s press conference today, he talked about mental toughness, and basketball IQ issues. It was clear that this man wanted to stay on as general manager. When asked about his position with the Cavaliers, he said, “In terms of the discussions between Dan (Gilbert) and I…If I knew, I wouldn’t tell you.” Whatever that means. The fact remains that Cavaliers owner, Dan Gilbert needs to offer Griffin a contract and finally take the title, interim out. This young basketball club needs stability and perseverance. “I’m all the way in, this is where I want to be.” he said in a presser earlier today. Since taking over as the interim GM, the Cavaliers had improved to 17-16 versus Chris Grant’s 16-33. He made it clear that the team needs to do better than a 17-16 record.  It would really be wise for Gilbert to take advantage of this situation.

Prior to coming to Cleveland in 2010, Griffin shad spent 17 seasons with the Phoenix Suns. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations in June of 2007.

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