Daily News - May 11, 2014

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Cavaliers close to naming David Griffin general manager
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- David Griffin is close to being named general manager of the Cavaliers, The Plain Dealer has learned.

Neither owner Dan Gilbert nor Griffin would comment on Saturday night, but a source said that after interviewing four or five serious candidates, the Cavs settled on Griffin, who has been the team's acting general manager since Gilbert fired Chris Grant on Feb. 6." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Terry's Talkin' about Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns draft, Indians pitching and Cavs
Author: Terry Pluto
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Talking about Johnny Manziel, the Browns approach to defense, the Cavs and Tribe:

About David Griffin ...

The NBA draft is June 26, about six weeks away.

David Griffin was elevated to "acting" general manager on February 6. That was three months ago." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Player-coach LeBron James? Hey, Mary!
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Got a question about the Cavs? Send it in. Submit your question at cleveland.com/heymary and Plain Dealer Cavs beat writer Mary Schmitt Boyer will choose at least one to answer each week." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Cavs moving closer to naming Griffin general manager
Author: Jason Lloyd
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal

"The Cavaliers are expected to remove the interim label from David Griffin and make him their permanent general manager within the coming days, two sources with knowledge of the proceedings confirmed Saturday night.

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert has remained silent on any changes to the Cavs’ front office and coaching staff since the season concluded. Plenty of names have been linked to the Cavs throughout this front office search, including David Morway, Bryan Colangelo, Donnie Walsh and Joe Dumars, among others. But Griffin has emerged as the choice, and with the NBA predraft camp scheduled for this week in Chicago, the deal could be completed this week." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Cavs in talks with interim GM Griffin
Author: Brian Windhorst
Publication: ESPN.com

The Cleveland Cavaliers have started negotiations with David Griffin to make him their permanent general manager, sources told ESPN.com.

Griffin has been the team's acting general manager since February when he took over after Chris Grant was fired. The Cavs have conducted a secretive search in the last several weeks and interviewed multiple candidates over the last two weeks.

Griffin, who was considered a leading candidate for the job at the end of the regular season, had his formal interview earlier this week in Detroit where team owner Dan Gilbert is based, sources said." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Cavaliers in negotiations to remove interim from GM David Griffin’s title
Author: Kurt Helin
Publication: NBCSports.com

"The Cleveland Cavaliers are at a crossroads summer — they need to offer Kyrie Irving a max contract to keep him, they need to decide the fate of coach Mike Brown, they have to decide if they should offer Tristan Thompson an extension, they have to decide how much they would be willing to pay free agents Luol Deng and Spencer Hawes to stay (if they will stay, and if the Cavs want them back).

More importantly, they have to figure out how to put together a roster that can start to win — owner Dan Gilbert has said he is tired of being in the lottery year after year, but with 33 wins last season the Cavs are back again." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

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