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Former Cavs GM David Griffin is an option for Knicks

David Griffin

Following his surprising exit from the Cleveland Cavaliers front office after owner Dan Gilbert refused to keep him in house, former general manager David Griffin is now an option to take the presidential vacancy of the New York Knicks, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

Hall of Famer Jerry West, now a consultant for the L.A. Clippers, reportedly endorsed Griffin as Jackson’s replacement, citing his vast experience and previous success:

“Griffin has long coveted a big job like the Knicks and considers all of his experience in two-plus decades in the league as an apprenticeship for such a challenge,” wrote McMenamin.

The Knicks have yet to reach out to Griffin’s agent, but according to McMenamin’s sources, the organization has began doing their digging and gathering information on Griffin, including making calls to his former employer.

New York will prioritize the signing of free agents this offseason, rather than filling Jackson’s vacant spot — an action which would make this internal search a longer process than expected while the front office hones in on acquiring another point guard and looks for ways to unload the hefty contracts of Carmelo Anthony and Joakim Noah.