Nov 17, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Fans hold up cardboard cutouts of Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters (left) and power forward Tristan Thompson (13) during a game against the Dallas Mavericks at Quicken Loans Arena. Dallas won 103-95. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers expected to name David Griffin GM


After the Cleveland Cavaliers fired Chris Grant in early February, David Griffin took over the general manager duties. However, when the season came to an end, Griffin’s return in the same role was unknown.

But after interviewing a handful of potential candidates, it appears as if the Cavaliers have settled on Griffin remaining their GM and it’s expected he will be officially hired by the team, removing the interim tag in the near future.

David Griffin is close to being named general manager of the Cavaliers, The Plain Dealer has learned.

Neither owner Dan Gilbert nor Griffin would comment on Saturday night, but a source said that after interviewing four or five serious candidates, the Cavs settled on Griffin, who has been the team’s acting general manager since Gilbert fired Chris Grant on Feb. 6.

Assuming the hiring does go through, Griffin will have some impressive tools to work with given a solid draft pick, youthful stars like Kyrie Irving, young prospects like Anthony Bennett and a near empty cap scenario.

There has been no official comment from the team regarding the rumored move at this point.

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