A year ago, David Griffin was celebrating the Cleveland Cavaliers' first championship and the city's first title since 1964.
According to multiple reports, LeBron, who advocated for Griffin to get an extension, was not consulted before he and the team chose to part ways.
It would appear that Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is looking to a former Detroit Pistons star for help. Billups, who has been working as a TV analyst, is also close with Cavs coach Tyronn Lue.
When the Cavs organization made it clear on Monday that Griffin will no longer be the GM, LeBron James was surprised, to say the least. The Celtics traded the No. 1 pick.
Speculation is that former National Basketball Association player and current ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups could be in line to be the next GM of the Cavaliers. To that end, Cleveland has been trying to land a premier player to pair with James and guard Kyrie Irving, likely by trading away Love.
The move occurred as rumors surfaced about the Cavaliers attempting to get Paul George in a trade from the Indiana Pacers and Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls.
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.
According to a source familiar with the breakdown in negotiations, Griffin did not want to stay going forward, with Gilbert's vision for the franchise being different from his. But how will he fit in a new role in the front office?
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