Cleveland Cavaliers, General Manager David Griffin will part ways

CLEVELAND - Sources say the Cavs and general manager David Griffin will part ways. Griffin was with the Cavs for three seasons and in those years helped the Cavs win a championship title.

Cleveland Cavaliers Chairman Dan Gilbert released the following statement on Monday.

The Cleveland Cavaliers and its General Manager, David Griffin, have mutually decided not to extend David’s current contract, which ends June 30, 2017.

 On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to thank Griff for his leadership and many contributions during his time here, including most recently, his role in the franchise’s first NBA Championship. 

 We have no announcement at this time related to new leadership of the Cavaliers basketball operations group, but we are confident our current front office will continue to aggressively explore and pursue opportunities to improve our team in the weeks ahead.

ESPN analyst Brian Windhorst spoke to Andy Baskin about LeBron James' reaction to the news, saying" LeBron James is not happy tonight."


Gilbert has owned the team for 12 1/2 years.