News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Levin Furniture

Hennes Paynter Communications

Northeast Ohio Medical University


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Sports


Cleveland Cavaliers fire GM Chris Grant
Team owner Dan Gilbert calls the team's current situation "acceptable"
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


Reporter
Kabir Bhatia
 
In 2010, on the heels of LeBron James' departure, the Cavaliers promoted Chris Grant (left) to General Manager, and hired a new head coach, Byron Scott
Courtesy of Kevin Niedermier
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired General Manager Chris Grant, just hours after the team lost to an injury-plagued Los Angeles Lakers. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports on the latest move by a team that’s been described as “dysfunctional.”
Cleveland Cavaliers fire GM Chris Grant

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:56)


Chris Grant was promoted to GM in 2010, just weeks after the team fell out of the playoffs, and a month before LeBron James announced his departure for the Miami Heat. Cavaliers' VP of Basketball Operations David Griffin has been named acting GM.

During Grant's tenure, the team has not returned to the playoffs, despite a number of first-round draft picks. The Cavaliers are 16-33, the fourth-worst record in the NBA. The team has only one win at home in the past month, over Milwaukee-- which has the worst record in the NBA.

In a statement, team owner Dan Gilbert called this a difficult time for the franchise, adding that the situation is "completely unacceptable" to fans, season-ticket holders, corporate partners and Cavs' ownership.

Grant was instrumental in rehiring coach Mike Brown, who led the team in the LeBron James era.

Chris Grant’s firing comes on the heels of a 119-108 loss to the L.A. Lakers, who finished the game with just five players.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Cleveland RTA is moving Public Square bus stops beginning this week
I am very confused. Why are you taking one or more of the park and ride 246 out of service in the morning. I looking over the new schedule I see that there ar...

Canton school board will vote Wednesday on its high school merger
Great to see that THE REPOSITORY is advising a 'no' vote for now! Another point, besides all the Very accurate points already made against this move is the fac...

Some parents opting their students out of Common Core test
I am an 8th grader at a school in Allen County. I have just recently taken the ELA performance based assessment and found it extremely difficult. It asked me a ...

Fallout from the Ohio Supreme Court Munroe Falls ruling
The comment by Nathan Johnson from OEC is confusing. Instead of cities being 'emboldened' to craft zoning laws that were just stricken down by this ruling, comm...

Stopping sediment dumping in Lake Erie
Ah, yes, the Army Coro of Engineers, the geniuses that designed the levee system in New Orleans that has made the flooding worse due to no sediment reaching the...

Ohio charter school critic says reform bills are a good step
The cold truth is that these charter schools are offering services beyond the what the state tests can guage. Parents and students have a choice and they are ch...

State law trumps restrictions on oil and gas drilling in Munroe Falls
Justice O'Neill's quote brings up a point I wish WKSU would address: since, unlike for Federal judges, our judges here in Ohio are elected, and therefore respo...

Ohio Supreme Court invalidates local fracking bans
If Ohio has their way, Fracking Wells will be planted in the courtyard of every town. That is if the State of Ohio can profit by it...for more on how the court ...

Exploradio: The Mayan queen
Very interesting!

Ohio Department of Education recommends cutting back on time spent testing
Less administration more education. Manipulation of this tax payer has caused her to consider relocation and home schooling due to rthe facts of teachers who wa...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University