Ferry out in Cleveland

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    Dan Brown is Mark Cuban with less basketball knowledge.
     
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    I assume you mean Dan Gilbert....wasn't he from Detroit and wanted the Cavs to be just like the going the work Pistons were...first by trying to steal LB, then Laimbeer and was successful with Fred "homer Mcleod....
     
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    Dan Brown is Steven King with much less writing knowledge. I just had the wrong thread.

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    But yeah, that's the guy, king of the junk mortgage.
     
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    Maybe we can pick him up after the team sells.
     
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    By: Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo Sports


    What’s been lost for the Cavaliers is the strong, steady leadership they had with Ferry and coach Mike Brown. Gilbert was honest with Ferry: He wanted to take back control and involve himself with everything again. Before Ferry was hired as GM, it wasn’t uncommon for Gilbert to pass notes to the bench for substitutions he wanted Paul Silas to make. Ferry had come out of San Antonio, and believed an orderly structure made for successful, winning organizations. “LeBron never had to come out and say that he wanted Brown and Ferry gone,” one front-office executive familiar with the Cavs’ dynamic said. “But the anti-Brown and anti-Ferry sentiment from LeBron’s crowd was loud and clear to Dan Gilbert. He knew where LeBron stood.” Ferry convinced Gilbert to step back, let him do his job. But more and more, the owner’s impulsive need to inject himself into everything took over the franchise. Most of all, Gilbert had become the biggest enabler of LeBron James and his inner circle, and that only promises to get worse. Ferry never loved the players’ pregame skits, the hiring of James’ buddies, the associates’ riding on the team plane, but Gilbert seldom said no to anything. He behaved like the permissive parent who believed his kid would love him more if he spoiled him rotten. And it got the Cavs a superstar, James, who never respected anyone and a cast of associates who had the run of the place. Had James wanted Ferry to still be the GM, Gilbert would’ve backed down and Ferry would have a new contract. “Danny’s been miserable for the past two years,” a friend of his told Yahoo! Sports. “Even if they kept LeBron, do you still lose for winning there anyway?” Ferry fought to retain Brown, but Gilbert, a staunch Michigan State man, is determined to hire away Tom Izzo. Unless James tells him he wants John Calipari, and then they’ll hire John Calipari. As much as anything, the Cavaliers are giving the franchise completely over to James and his inner circle now. Whatever he wants to stay, he’ll get. Now, Ferry isn’t there to play the wet blanket anymore. He never feared fighting Gilbert on issues because he had stature, money and, truth be told, he didn’t need the job. All this changes with the promotion of new GM Chris Grant, a capable and respected young executive who won’t have nearly the muscle with Gilbert that his old boss did. Grant isn’t in the job to challenge the owner, but to carry out his vision. The message to James and his people is unmistakable: Whatever you want here, you’ll have. Your way is our way now. That isn’t how it works with winning organizations, and the tragic part is that James may well recognize that and bail on Cleveland anyway.
    All the pieces stay fluid and evolving now. World Wide Wes whispers the Bulls for those listening, and all hell has broken loose with a free-agent chase for LeBron James that’s well under way long before July 1.
     
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    Cleveland will become my second favorite NBA team with Tom Izzo at the helm
     
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    If they sign Tom Izzo and Lebron leaves anyway, THEN Cleveland becomes my second favorite team.
     
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    Izzo would be crazy to go to the NBA. He has lifetime job security at Michigan State.
     
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    My father-in-law was Izzo's professor in college and he also coached him. He knows Izzo very well. I asked him about Izzo and he says it would be extremely hard to pry Izzo away from college ball.
     
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    Initial offer is $30 million for five years. The prying starts now.
     
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    I think that he'll go with the green.
     

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