The Cavaliers couldn’t seem to achieve a compromise, and now their basic manager of 3 years gained’t get his shot at a fourth consecutive shuttle to the NBA Finals — or one remaining business for a LeBron James cohort.
Cleveland and common manager David Griffin decided to phase ways following 3 directly Finals appearances, together with an NBA championship in 2016.
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert mentioned in a press release Monday evening that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin’s contract while it expires June 30. The Two reportedly were looking to strike a deal sooner than the cut-off date, however Griffin’s settlement calls for and Gilbert’s hesitation caused tension within the entrance office.
Fresh off their NBA Finals loss to the soldiers in five video games, the Cavaliers already had all started in search of solutions to Golden State’s intensity of starpower — with Griffin prime the rate. He reportedly was once deep in talks with the Bulls, hoping to figure out a multi-team deal for Chicago’s star shield Jimmy Butler, simply hours sooner than the Cavaliers instructed him he was once being permit pass. The Cavs additionally were linked with Paul George from Indiana, as Griffin was attempting to pull off a final-2nd splash, even as understanding his job was in jeopardy.
Griffin’s tenuous situation with the Cavaliers made any possible blockbuster a little bit awkward, with other teams inquiring concerning the GM’s long run, in line with The Vertical.
Gilbert mentioned the staff used to be no longer ready to title a replacement, although five-time All-Megastar Chauncey Billups’ identify surfaced as a possible candidate.