According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Cleveland Cavaliers have fired General Manager Chris Grant Thursday morning.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired general manager Chris Grant, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 6, 2014
A night after being embarrassed by a five-man Los Angeles Lakers squad, a few days after the whole Luol Deng “unhappy” fiasco, enough was enough. Something needed to be done and the casualty in this instance happened to be Grant.
Grant succeeded former Cavaliers GM Danny Ferry after he was fired in 2010 in an attempt to retain LeBron James in free agency by forcing a number of questionable moves. Grant was then brought in to rebuild the Cavaliers, but bad draft picks (most notably Anthony Bennett) and a bad collection of players really kept the Cavs from really rebounding.
Grant had one great draft by selecting Kyrie Irving, but that was about it. It was basically Irving out there and not much else.
But the fact that Grant was fired before the season ended makes it clear that the Cavs won’t necessarily wait to make the moves they need to make. It also begs the question as to whether what or who is next…is it Mike Brown?