The Cleveland Cavaliers have confirmed that they have part ways with general manager David Griffin. His contract was set to expire at the end of the month.
Griffin spent three seasons as the Cavaliers GM and was instrumental piecing together the team that brought Cleveland their first NBA title. According to sources, the reason for Griffin partying ways was due to indifferences about the team’s future with ownership.
Lebron James was on record advising that Griffin should receive an extension. “It makes no sense why he shouldn’t get an extension,” James said. “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.”