By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Cleveland Cavaliers are still in need of a general manager since owner Dan Gilbert fired former GM David Griffin. Everything was pointing towards Chauncey Billups taking the job when it was offered to him.
Now comes a report suggesting that Gilbert tried to low-ball Billups. A deal was never consummated because he was offered an annual agreement of $1.5 million per season.
Billups reportedly wanted $4 million to start with to become the Cavaliers GM. He never has been a GM but has been considered for many front office roles, including a previous role with the Atlanta Hawks.
The offer was then raised to $2 million per season. Still, the offer was not good enough to allow Billups to leave his role with ESPN to take on a new endeavor.
At the moment, Koby Altman is in charge of the team’s player personnel responsibilities. He was their Assistant GM under Griffin. It does not appear at this time that Altman will replace Griffin.
While Billups has struck out with the Hawks and the Cavaliers, he’s expected to consider front office jobs in the future.
The 40-year-old played for seven teams during his 17-year NBA career.
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