2014 Draft Lottery Quotes
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David Griffin, Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager
First Overall Pick
Q: How do you feel?
Griffin: "It was incredible. When Cleveland didn’t’ pop up at nine, I knew obviously we had moved up and I had to gather myself for a second. Just a remarkable feeling."
Q: Is there a clear cut number one in this draft?
Griffin: "I don’t think there’s a clear cut number one pick in most drafts. I think when people say that they have a really strong feeling for one player over another but there’s not necessarily a consensus in most drafts."
Q: In your case it will be about who you feel fits best with the current roster?
Griffin: "Yeah and I think we’re very open-minded. We will try to get radically better, much quicker. We really feel like there’s a sense of urgency in improving our team as a whole and we’re going to look for the right fit and we’re very open-minded to what that really means."
Q: Will this help steer you in your head coaching search?
Griffin: "No, I don’t think so. I think if anything it certainly makes it a more attractive destination, but that’s a process that’s sort of in its infancy right now. I don’t really think of them as being correlated."
Q: This is your first year in your current role, in your first draft. What do you think will happen differently this year compared to last year?
Griffin: "Obviously the pick pool, you have no control over what that’s going to be at any given time. I feel really blessed that we’re in this position and we will do all of the due diligence that we’ve always done and try to make the right decision. I don’t think that anything will be inherently different, other than the fact that I’m here. I’m unique, I guess. That will be the only difference."