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Former Cavs GM Chris Grant hired by Spurs

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The man who preceded David Griffin has a new job.

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Former Cleveland Cavaliers GM Chris Grant has a new job with one of the league’s most respected organizations.

Per a report from ESPN’s Chris Haynes, Grant has been hired by the San Antonio Spurs has a scout.

From the report:

Grant, 44, has not held an NBA position since he was fired by the Cavs in February 2014. David Griffin, who at the time was the Cavs' vice president of basketball operations, stepped in as the acting general manager before securing the role permanently three months later.

Grant is responsible for the drafting of point guard Kyrie Irving and center Tristan Thompson with the Nos. 1 and 4 overall picks in the 2011 NBA draft. However, his draft record also includes selecting Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 pick in 2013 and a failed experiment with the acquisition of big man Andrew Bynum, who played only 24 games with the Cavs during the 2013-14 campaign.

Source: Spurs add former Cavs GM Chris Grant as scout - ESPN

Grant has a complicated legacy with the Cavs. While he drafted two players who were essential to the Cavs winning the title last season, he also drafted Anthony Bennett, signed Andrew Bynum and also missed on a few other free agent signings. Ultimately, he was fired in the middle the 2013-14 season.

If the Spurs have hired him, though, someone must think he’s ready to be back in the NBA.