Chris Grant (basketball)

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Chris Grant
Born (1972-05-09) May 9, 1972 (age 43)
Redwood City, California, U.S.
Education University of San Diego
Employer Atlanta Hawks, 2004-05
Cleveland Cavaliers, 2005-2010 (Assistant GM)
Title Assistant General Manager / General Manager
Term (with Cavaliers) 2011–2014, as GM
Predecessor Danny Ferry (as Cleveland Cavaliers GM)
Successor David Griffin (as Cleveland Cavaliers GM)

Chris Grant (born May 5, 1972) is a basketball executive, and was most recently the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers.[1]


A native of Redwood City, California, Grant attended University of San Diego where the 6' 10" center played on the men's varsity basketball team, including a year with former Cavaliers coach Mike Brown.[1][2] He graduated in 1994 with a degree in psychology. He later also earned a master's degree in educational leadership, also from University of San Diego.[1]


Grant was hired by the Atlanta Hawks immediately following graduate school.[3] He worked there for 9 years, holding several different positions and moved up the ranks, culminating with being named vice president of basketball operations and assistant general manager in 2004.[4] In 2005, he was hired by Danny Ferry to work for the Cleveland Cavaliers.[1] After Ferry's resignation, he was named the new general manager on June 4, 2010.[1] Grant was fired by the Cavaliers on February 6, 2014, largely due to a series of controversial draft picks and free-agent signings.[5]