Cavs GM: David Blatt’s Job is Safe

by January 05, 2015

With rumors swirling about head coach David Blatt potentially being on the hot seat in Cleveland, Cavaliers general manager David Griffin came out and said that it’s all hogwash.

Griffin put his support behind the embattled first-year coach, saying that Blatt isn’t in trouble despite the Cavs’ struggles.

The injury-riddled Cavaliers are off to a disappointing 19-15 record.

Per the AP:

Griffin, speaking to reporters before Sunday’s game against Dallas, called scrutiny about Blatt’s job status “ridiculous” and said he isn’t giving the rookie head coach a vote of confidence because “he never needed one.”


Griffin also took issue with reports that LeBron James, who is sidelined with knee and back soreness, is unhappy with Blatt and said the narrative about the coach’s job is over. […] “It’s a non-story,” Griffin said. “Coach Blatt is our coach. He’s going to remain our coach.”


“I heard the entire audio file of LeBron James’ comments,” Griffin said. “No more than three different times he said, ‘we are growing together every day, the team grows together every day and I am happy with who we have at the helm,’ But that wasn’t a sexy pull quote so we kept looking for something else until we could pull something that sounded negative,” Griffin said. “That narrative is done. No change is being made, period.”