Apr 24, 2013; Independence, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant (right) watches as new head coach Mike Brown (center) puts his arm around team owner Dan Gilbert during a press conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Dan Gilbert issues statement on firing of Chris Grant

As was reported earlier, the Cleveland Cavaliers fired general manager Chris Grant on Thursday morning.

Owner Dan Gilbert issued the following statement about the decision:

This has been a very difficult period for the franchise. We have severely underperformed against expectations. Just as this is completely unacceptable to our loyal and passionate fan base, season ticket holders and corporate partners, it is also just as unacceptable to our ownership group. I can assure everyone who supports and cares about the Cleveland Cavaliers that we will continue to turn over every stone and explore every possible opportunity for improvement to shift the momentum of our franchise in the right direction. There is no one in our entire organization who is satisfied with our performance, and to say that we are disappointed is an understatement. We all know the great potential of our young talent, seasoned veterans, as well as our recent all-star addition. We believe a change in leadership was necessary to establish the best possible culture and environment for our entire team to flourish (Pro Basketball Talk).

Gilbert was solemn and serious as he discussed the state of the franchise, which is not surprising giving his affinity for Comic Sans.

(I’ll show myself out.)

[Source: Pro Basketball Talk]

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  • Letterman007

    Don’t let this be all you do, Dan Gilbert, this was way to long in coming!! Now finish the job, don’t let this disease linger on this team!!