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Former Cavs GM David Griffin pulls out of Knicks GM/President job

Former Cavs GM David Griffin pulls out of Knicks GM/President job

He marked the anniversary Monday, June 19, 2017, by walking away from the team.

Griffin was not re-hired by the Cavaliers despite serving a role in constructing Cleveland's 2016 championship team.

In the wake of Phil Jackson's departure as president of basketball operations, Mills is expected to move into the president's title - with Griffin, if he becomes GM, taking over the primary responsibilities of running basketball operations, league sources said. A source told the New York Post that Griffin was being interviewed for the general manager position and that the Knicks' plan is for Mills to maintain a say over personnel matters in Jackson's former role.

The dinner seemed a strong hint that Griffin might join the Knicks.

Griffin spent three seasons with the Cavaliers, making the moves needed to supplement a roster immediately bolstered by the return of LeBron James in the summer of 2014.

According to the New York Daily News, Mills wants to be the president of basketball operations and Griffin reportedly wanted to bring in his own staff. "PESPT0016493-topic.html" class="local_link" >Tim Hardaway Jr. No formal contract offer was made.

The Knicks still have to find someone to replace him, although it will not be Griffin.

The Nets responded by agreeing to a trade for Toronto Raptors forward DeMarre Carroll and the $30 million left on his contract.

The Knicks also had reported interest in Toronto president Masai Ujiri but he still has five years remaining on his contract with the Raptors.

76ers: No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz will miss the rest of the National Basketball Association summer league because of a sprained left ankle. The team said it was a mutual decision.