Chris Grant (basketball)

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Chris Grant
Born (1972-05-09) May 9, 1972 (age 44)
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 9, 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]


  1. ^ a b c d e Brian Windhorst (June 5, 2010). "New Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant brings solid experience to job". Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ Tom Krasovic (May 3, 2010). "Cavs' Defensive Focus Rooted in West". Retrieved August 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "New Cavs GM faces the tough challenges head on". 2010-07-03. Retrieved 2015-11-24. 
  4. ^ Archived from the original on July 14, 2010. Retrieved August 4, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Grant fired