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Cavs and General Manager David Griffin Decide To Part Ways

The Cleveland Cavaliers and David Griffin have decided to part ways following a three-year partnership.

In May of 2014, Griffin was named the permanent general manager for the Cavs and will be general manager until June 30, 2017. Griffin is still under contract with the Cavs up until that date.

Griffin was the man behind signing David Blatt as the Cavs head coach during the 2014 season, signed LeBron James back to the Cavs four years after James made “The Decision”,  and managed to acquire Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett.

In the 2014-15 season, Griffin placed second in voting for the NBA Executive of the Year Award.

Griffin and the Cavaliers brought home the first NBA Championship to Cleveland last season when the Cavs defeated the Golden State Warriors in 7 games.

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, had this to say about David Griffin and the organization parting ways:

With David Griffin and the Cavs parting ways that now makes the General Manager spot for the Cavaliers vacant. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the position may be filled quicker than expected.

Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on

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