David Griffin agrees to join Pelicans in executive role

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David Griffin agrees to join Pelicans in executive role

Former Cleveland Cavaliers executive David Griffin has reached an agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans to become the team's president of basketball operations, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday afternoon.

Now, Griffin will be responsible for overseeing potentially trading Anthony Davis, who does not want to be a part of the team anymore.

Demps was replaced on an interim basis by Danny Ferry.

Griffin was the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2014 until 2017, during which the franchise won the 2016 National Basketball Association championship. We won't have that same problem with the Pelicans' new GM, David Griffin, since he inadvertently told everyone his asking price for AD when he was an analyst on NBA TV. Ferry had been serving as interim general manager since Dell Demps was sacked in February. Under his leadership, Cleveland won the National Basketball Association championship in June 2016 and reached the finals three straight years. He took over the reins when Chris Grant was sacked.

Superstar LeBron James returned to the Cavs a few months later and was a big supporter of Griffin.

Davis requested a trade in January and the Pelicans need to hire a GM to negotiate a deal. The Cavaliers declined to renew his contract after the 2017 season. Both the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics will be in strong pursuit, with teams such as the Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers also expected to try to make a run. Then, he drafted Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Griffin also worked in the Phoenix Suns' front office from 1993 until 2009, a stint that overlapped with Gentry's time as both a Suns assistant and head coach.

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