Chris Grant (basketball)
May 9, 1972 |
Redwood City, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of San Diego (BA) (MA)|
|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)|
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. 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.
Grant was hired by the Atlanta Hawks immediately following graduate school. 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. In 2005, he was hired by Danny Ferry to work for the Cleveland Cavaliers. After Ferry's resignation, he was named the new general manager on June 4, 2010. Grant was fired by the Cavaliers on February 6, 2014, largely due to a series of controversial draft picks and free-agent signings.
- Brian Windhorst (June 5, 2010). "New Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant brings solid experience to job". Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved August 3, 2010.
- Tom Krasovic (May 3, 2010). "Cavs' Defensive Focus Rooted in West". Retrieved August 4, 2010.
- "New Cavs GM faces the tough challenges head on". NBA.com. 2010-07-03. Retrieved 2015-11-24.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20100714122731/http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/news/front_office.html. Archived from the original on July 14, 2010. Retrieved August 4, 2010. Missing or empty
- Grant fired
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