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Now that the whole Twitter fiasco involving Bryan Colangelo and his wife is finally over, the Philadelphia 76ers are in need of a new general manager and one would surmise they will contact former Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin.
The Sixers are expected to heavily pursue LeBron James of the Cavaliers this summer in free agency. James has a player option for $35.6 million for next season. Griffin has tight connections with James, who was upset that Cavs owner Dan Gilbert didn’t bring Griffin back after the 2016-17 campaign.
Griffin and Gilbert had different visions for the franchise and the two agreed to part ways on June 20, 2017. James was not consulted on the decision, but privately expressed frustration over the move.
Griffin was the Cavs’ general manager for three seasons and helped the team win their first title in the 2015-16 season. He is currently a TV analyst.
Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren could get serious consideration for the position. The Sixers will also look at internal candidates such as vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley and vice president of basketball operations and chief of staff Ned Cohen — according to a report from Philly Voice.
Griffin, however, seems like the best choice for the job. He is well-respected throughout the league, has championship pedigree and a strong relationship with possibly the Sixers’ biggest free-agent target in franchise history — LeBron James.