Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 1:37 pm  |  41 responses

Sources: Danny Ferry to Resign as Cavs GM

So… who can the Cavs bring in as GM who can work tricks for next year? Via Yahoo!!!! “Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry is close to parting ways with the franchise less than two weeks after the dismissal of coach Mike Brown, triggering a dramatic reshaping of the team’s brain trust as it desperately tries to retain LeBron James, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.”

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  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Whoa. I know this is probably all for appearances for LeBron to stay, but Danny didn’t do a bad job with what he had. he went after the players he thought would work best with LeBron, and for the most part, they did. I think their failure this year, and it wasn’t a bad year, was on LeBron. Just like the Magic’s woes fall squarely on Dwight. Regardless, it should be an interesting summer for quite a few teams.

  • http://Yahoo ShanShan


  • http://Yahoo ShanShan

    He tried all he could but in the end he couldn’t put together a team good enough to help the king get his ring. Jus another sign of many that Lebron is outta Clevland…

  • http://www.hbo.com/the-wire/index.html jasondolemite

    Bron did it!

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Wow. Maybe Dan Gilbert will try to convince LeBron to stay by making him a player/coach/GM? In all seriousness, I thought Danny Ferry did a great job as GM, thus makes no sense to me.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    is that franchise coming apart at the seams or what?

  • Hussman25

    This is the final nail in the coffin… Bron’s gone!

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    Breaking News: LeBron James officially has no more excuses.

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Negetivekreep

    It’s clear now Cleaveland is willing to do whatever it takes to re-sign LeBron, even if that means giving him full control over the team, who he wants as coach, gm, and teamates. That’s gonna be hard for an ego maniac like him to resist.

  • ripslam

    It’s official.

  • skillet forilla

    Oh noes! Now who will overstock redundant positional players and leave gaping holes elsewhere on the Cavs’ roster?

    LeBron is the ONLY thing the cavs have had going for them.

  • kev

    I would leave too, who wants to be stuck with that team of lebron decides to leave. They wouldn’t even be able to make the playoffs

  • LA Huey

    Do they even need a GM at this point? That roster has virtually no flexibility.

  • http://www.springbored.net letsmotor

    wow. what cleveland’s going to look like next season is anybody’s guess. maybe the next GM will focus more on creating chemistry than on just buying names.

  • KH

    Ferry was a terrible GM. What did he do exactly? Lebron plus average players equals 50-60 wins. Continually shaking up the roster and not seeing better results does not a good gm make. He needed to bring a legit second star not quasi stars likw Mo Williams and Antawn Jamison(who by the way choked at least as much as Lebron versus the Celts) or has been stars like Shaq.

  • http://www.sonicbids.com doyouwantmore

    Any team can get eliminated. It’s ridiculous that they’re seen as failures because they didn’t get to the Finals, and ridiculous that James MIGHT feel disappointed in the four or five all-stars he was aligned with.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton


  • skillet forilla

    He come on. he got LeBron a point guard. It took him five years, but he got one. 3 point shooters? Tons of em! er, well, two.. ever!, Well, Wally Szxcsdvbbvsbiak lost his touch as soon as he stepped foot in Ohio, but what about Boobie, right? Right?

    Seriously, the letting go of Mike Brown and Ferry is oddly grounding. The jobs those two guys have done for the last few years have been egregiously bad in too many ways.

    What’s the point of having one of the best players ever and then running a high-school offense? I’d feel bad for the Cavs about LeBron leaving, if they didn’t repeatedly screw the sitch up over and over. Now I just feel bad for Ohio.

  • AL29

    Co-sign KH. Any team could have been successful with Lebron on it. The truth is, Ferry never built a team around him, they just grabbed any available player who looked good on paper and hoped that it would be enough to win a trophy. Remember when they brought in Larry Hughes and Ben Wallace? What about Mo Williams? Antawn Jamieson? Shaq? These were all acts of desperation, not legitimate moves aimed at building a team with a winning philosophy. Lebron needs a real coach and a real GM.

  • Irfan

    Will Lebron’s mom be the next Cavs GM? And Delonte West to retire and coach?

  • http://SLAMonline.com GotHandles?

    not to be confused with re-sign

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Lol Cheryl, do you really think the Cavs’ losses can be blamed on LeBron? Are you serious? What else could he have done, averaged a QUINTUPLE double?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Maybe just a quadruple double would have done. Yeah, that’d be more like it.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Okay on the real though, Dwight can partially be blamed for the Magic’s loss. But actually, it was Rashard Lewis and Vince Carter who didn’t come out to play.
    With LeBron, there really is no argument against him. He did all he could (aside from that 15 point outing he had… but seriously, ONE bad game out of tonnes of great ones is not too shabby).

  • Simmy Sosa

    @Teddy and Cheryl You’re both right. Lebron could not have done anymore on the court. Blame has to be placed on James because the free agents he wanted didn’t pan out. Bringing in O’Neal and Jamison was financially irresponsible and they didn’t make a huge difference on court. No other team would bring these guys in, but Cleveland had to because Lebron wants them. As ridiculous as it was, Ferry had to do it or else Bron takes it as non-cooperation, and reason to walk away.

  • http://twincityslim@yahoo.com Jahi

    The rebuilding process begins. The Cavs are cleaning out house in anticipation of Lebron leaving for Madison Square Garden. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Cavs are picking in the top 10 of the Lottery next season. The NBA would be well served with Dwayne Wade in Chicago and Lebron James in Times Sqaure. I mean, throw in Amare, Bosh, or Boozer in any combination and you have an exciting 2010-11 season on deck.

  • LB

    Might as well make LeBron GM at this point. Seems everyone is just a puppet now. I don’t know, this entire Lebron-a-thon is starting to become old. One player..and all the World groveling to please him. Enough.

  • The Philosopher

    And THIS is ANOTHER reason why LeBron IS THE KING. Heads have been rolling in LeBron’s Kingdom. Braylen Edwards, (for beating up one of The King’s men) Mike Brown, Danny Ferry… with everything that has been going on in Cleveland, along with the rest of the world where LeBron is concerned, I CAN rest my case. But I won’t.

  • T-Money

    Dwight is to blame for the L vs the Celts?! What about Vince and Shard? / Danny Ferry did an OK job. Solid but not fantastic. People say it usually takes 2 future hall of famers for a team to win a championship. Ferry got the HOFs (or at least all-stars) but always a bit too late in their careers, e.g., Shaq, Twan, Big Ben. The team was good but when you really think about it, after Bron, I would have picked 4 Celtics before picking another Cavalier. That’s a problem. Apparently though, this had nothing to do with Bron. Gilbert and Ferry didn’t see eye to eye anymore, Mike Brown’s firing was not Danny’s call.

  • http://www.springbored.net letsmotor

    @Simmy Sosa: maybe lebron wanted antawn and shaq, but it was ferry’s responsibility as GM to make the decision, even if it meant going against lebron. look at what the bulls did in the late 80s or early 90s. jordan wanted to keep oakley, but the GM (Reinsdorf, I think) wanted Cartright, and the GM was right in the end. it’s Ferry’s job to make these decisions. i know he may have just been appeasing lebron out of fear of losing him this summer, but if he wants to make lebron happy, he should make the right decision that will result in a championship, or at least a finals appearance.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    As a Knick fan I’m happy the we got Oak, but was Cartwright really better than Oak for the Bulls? Well actually, defensively he did a fine job on a lot of the great centers of the era. Maybe I just answered my own question.

  • Groves@UWA

    @cheryl. The magic woes, as you put it, rest squarely on vince carter’s and rashard lewis’s shoulders

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com don

    I think LeBron is still pissed that Cavs failed to sign off on the Amare Stoudemire trade.

    Cleveland has HELL to pay in its aftermath.

  • JoeMaMa

    Jordan played for what, 7 years before his title? And those years they didn’t win were on him. If you’re the leader, you bear the load, simple as that.
    Who, uh…did Hakeem have for his first title? Mad Max? Kenny Smith? Otis Thorpe?
    It’s on Lebron. Great player, likely going to win titles, but right now, it’s on him that they lost.
    @The Philosopher: You must work with Nike. Please rest your case. He’s not an actual king.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    @the philosopher: where su(king Brons di(k happens

  • kudos

    Cav’s cant get a better gm than Ferry. I mean cmon, he traded z for ANOTHER former all-star. AND THEN GOT HIM BACK FOR NOTHING. If lebron can’t take a team full of 5 former all-stars to the finals, he just doesn’t have it.

  • kudos

    ps. THE CAVS were the most stacked team in the nba this year, from the 1st man to the 12th man. Only lebron d***riders don’t know better.

  • Zarfan

    Wow, I hope LeBron also re-signs.

  • The Philosopher

    @Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers: As I’ve once said to another commenter who also shares the same fascination with a man’s anatomy as you seem to, if that’s your thing, I don’t judge you on your preferences…they are just not my preferences. And, to show your @ss like that in front of the world shows that, that… REALLY SEEMS TO BE YOUR PREFERENCE.

  • http://twitter.com/pdxgaybball dma

    Watch the Cavs pick up Kevin Pritchard or Denver’s GM this summer. If reports are right and they didn’t pull the trigger on the Amare trade because of JJ freaking Hickson, then yes, Ferry needed to go.

  • madis

    These comments are bs. According to B.Windhorst, Ferry signed because he couldn’t have full power over choosing the next head coach. So he decided that it’s not the way he works an resigned. And after coming to this conclusion, Gilbert wanted him to go as early as possible, so that the next GM, Chris Grant, can start hiring the next head coach as soon as possible.