Cleveland Cavaliers fire GM Chris Grant

Jun 28, 2013; Independence, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant during a press conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers, who were hoping to get back into the playoffs this season, have had a tumultuous season, both on and off the floor. With the team struggling mightily, despite the acquisition of Luol Deng, a change higher up the management was almost inevitable. Following an inexplicable loss to a severely injury-depleted roster of the Los Angeles Lakers, team owner Dan Gilbert has fired general manager Chris Grant.

After a humiliating loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has fired general manager Chris Grant, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Gilbert informed Grant of his dismissal late Thursday morning, sources said.

Assistant general manager David Griffin will take over as the interim GM, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

(via Yahoo)

Grant had the tough job of rebuilding a team which was abandoned by LeBron James, but despite several high lottery draft picks over the last couple of years, he has been unable to build a competitive team. The latest decision that has been heavily criticized this season was obviously the Cavaliers’ first overall selection in the 2013 NBA draft, in which the team selected Anthony Bennett.

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