Cavs, GM Griffin Part After Title, 3 Straight NBA Finals
CLEVELAND (AP) — David Griffin's run with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over after one championship and three straight trips to the NBA Finals.
The general manager and team mutually parted ways on Monday when owner Dan Gilbert said Griffin's contract will not be extended once it expires June 30.
Gilbert said in a statement that he wanted to thank Griffin for "his role in the franchise's first NBA Championship."
Griffin's departure comes on the anniversary of the Cavs' dramatic Game 7 win over Golden State, capping a historic comeback that gave Cleveland its first major professional sports championship since 1964.
He's also leaving three days before the draft — the Cavs are currently without a pick — and on the eve of free agency. Cleveland could have a busy summer as it looks to revamp its roster after losing to the Warriors in five games in this year's Finals.