Chris Grant (basketball)

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Chris Grant is a basketball executive, and was most recently the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers.1

College

Grant attended University of San Diego where the 6' 10" center played on the men's varsity basketball team, including a year with current and former Cavaliers coach Mike Brown.12 He graduated in 1994 with a degree in psychology. He later also earned a master's degree in educational leadership, also from University of San Diego.1

NBA

Grant was hired by the Atlanta Hawks immediately following graduate school.3 He worked there for 9 years, holding several different positions and moved up the ranks, culminating with being named vice president of basketball operations and assistant general manager in 2004.4 In 2005, he was hired by Danny Ferry to work for the Cleveland Cavaliers.1 After Ferry's resignation, he was named the new general manager on June 4, 2010.1 Grant was fired by the Cavaliers on February 6, 2014, largely due to a series of controversial draft picks and free-agent signings.5

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