The Cleveland Cavaliers and David Griffin will part ways as they were unable to agree upon a new contract.
Griffin become general manager of the Cavaliers in 2014 when he replaced Chris Grant.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers will consider Chauncey Billups as a candidate for their GM job.
“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,” wrote Dan Gilbert.
“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.”
The Cavaliers blocked Griffin from interviewing with the Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks.
According to Dave McMenamin, Griffin parted removed himself from consideration when it became clear his vision for the Cavaliers didn’t match Gilberts.
Since owning the team, Griffin has yet to extend any general manager he has employed.
According to Tom Withers of the AP, Trent Redden has also left the Cavaliers. Assistant general manager Koby Altman remains and is preparing for the draft and potential trades.
The Cavaliers didn’t consult LeBron James on their decision not to retain Griffin. James advocated for Griffin to receive an extension from the Cavaliers.