The idea of David Griffin as general manager of the Knicks barely got off the ground before it came crashing down.
The former Cavaliers GM took his name out of the running after he and the team couldn’t agree to negotiations, ESPN’s The Undefeated reported, citing a source.
Apparently Griffin and the Knicks just couldn’t make it work because the two sides couldn’t agree to the proper role for Griffin.
With Steve Mills still acting as president after the organization fired Phil Jackson, he wasn’t keen on allowing Griffin to bring in his own staff or allowing him to have more control over basketball decisions.
Griffin spent three years as the Cavaliers’ general manager, during which the team went to the NBA finals three times. He and the team agreed to part ways at the end of June.
Since Griffin has no known offers from other teams at the moment, he is expected to take on an analyst role with ESPN this upcoming season.
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