Daily News - May 14, 2014

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David Griffin: Cleveland Cavaliers did not consult Kyrie Irving about firing Mike Brown
Author: By Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- There is much more to come on the Cavaliers coaching search, but new General Manager David Griffin wanted to make one thing clear about the firing of Mike Brown: Kyrie Irving had nothing to do with it.

Shooting down a national story line that was being advanced yesterday and pounding the table for emphasis, Griffin said, "Any -- any -- insinuation that Kyrie had anything to do with this decision is patently false. It's unfair. He was not counseled on this decision, nor was he counseled on the previous coaching decision. It's a completely unfair assertion and one that I want everyone to understand very clearly. That is not a narrative that we are going to go with."

Griffin used his first press conference on Tuesday mostly to look forward, but he did say that the decision to fire Brown was arrived at "collectively," indicating he was in on the decision with the ownership group, led by Dan Gilbert. Gilbert did not appear at the press conference and has not met with reporters since firing Chris Grant on Feb. 6." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


New Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin to lead measured search for Mike Brown's replacement
Author: By Jodie Valade
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – Mike Brown is no longer the Cavaliers head coach, newly appointed general manager David Griffin will be leading a measured search for his replacement – and Kyrie Irving was never consulted and will not be consulted in any of the decisions.

Griffin emphasized most of all Tuesday that the Cavaliers' star point guard was not consulted in the decision to fire Brown after just one season as head coach in his second go-round." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anthony Bennett has his tonsils out
Author: By Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"Cavaliers forward Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, is recovering after having his tonsils and adenoids out at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday, his second surgery in two summers. It is expected to help relieve his sleep apnea.

Bennett missed last year's NBA combine and summer league because of rotator-cuff surgery on his left shoulder, but the Cavs said he should be fully recovered in time to play in the summer league this year.

After the rotator cuff surgery, the 6-foot-8 Bennett arrived in training camp out of shape and it took him a while to catch up. He finished the season averaging 4.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 12.7 minutes in 52 games." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


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