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Cleveland Cavaliers Hire Former Suns Exec David Griffin

ESPN's Ric Bucher is reporting that the Cleveland Cavaliers have hired former Phoenix Suns front office executive David Griffin to serve as their vice president of basketball operations.

The Cleveland Cavaliers took another big step in their post-LeBron James era makeover by adding David Griffin as vice president of basketball operations.

Griffin has accepted the job, sources on Monday told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher, several weeks after turning down the Denver Nuggets' offer to be their general manager.

A league source told Bucher at the time that Griffin, who resigned as the Suns' senior vice president of basketball operations when general manager Steve Kerr left in June, declined the Nuggets' offer in part because it was nowhere near $1 million a year, the median salary for recently hired GMs that include the Cavaliers' Chris Grant.

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