Feb 21, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Phil Jackson speaks at the memorial service for Dr. Jerry Buss held at the Nokia Theater. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers want to hire Phil Jackson as new GM, George Karl as head coach

The Cleveland Cavaliers fired general manager Chris Grant on Thursday after the hapless roster he put together over recent years got beat by what was essentially a toothless Lakers team with only four technically eligible players. With Grant gone, David Griffin has stepped up in the interim to be the general manager, but the Cavs have eyes set on big prizes when it comes to restoring order and creating prestige in the front office.

According to Sam Amico, the Cavs will ride it out with both Griffin as GM and Mike Brown as head coach, but the team is already looking as making Phil Jackson the new general manager and George Karl the new head coach.

This gets tricky in that Jackson may not want o work under Gilbert or in Cleveland and hiring Karl would mean firing a head coach with a lot of year left on a recently signed contract.

Still, the Cavs are in utter turmoil and aiming for the stars seems to be the only way to fix the mess that has been created in Cleveland.

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