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Report: Griffin turns down Nuggets GM offer

Posted on: August 25, 2010 10:07 am
Edited on: August 25, 2010 10:18 am
 
Report: Nuggets must turn to plan B after Suns assistant turns down GM offer.
Posted by Matt Moore


Well, back to the drawing board. ESPN's Ric Bucher is reporting that David Griffin has turned down the offer of general manager extended by the Nuggets last week. Bucher reports that Griffin turned the offer down due to a paltry salary (less than the $1 million baseline for GMs) and due to confusion over the hierarchy in Denver. Josh Kroenke, son of Nuggets' owner Stan Kroenke, met with Carmelo Anthony last week to try and smooth out the situation with him requesting a trade. Meanwhile, advisor Bret Bearup is considered heavily involved in personnel decisions according to multiple media sources. With that kind of structure in place, along with Melo's possibly iminent departure , the job obviously lost its luster to Griffin.

Raptors executive Masai Ujiri is apparently next on the list. The question has to not only be what kind of a position the general manager will have with so many hands in the pot, but what the direction of Denver is going to be over the next few years. With Anthony leaning towards greener zipcodes, J.R. Smith on the block , and the future of Chauncey Billups in the air as well, Denver's not exactly looking like the most attractive destination. So this could take a while. But it is an NBA general manager position, and as such, they should be able to get the position filled at some point. The problem is that in a delicate time, with training camp getting closer each day, the Nuggets are still without an official general manager. And that's only got to make the situation that much more unstable for Carmelo.

For an interesting look at the work Ujiri has done, check out this HoopsAddict interview with him from June.
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Since: Aug 25, 2010
Posted on: August 25, 2010 7:30 pm
 

Report: Griffin turns down Nuggets GM offer

Denver needs to get things settled and look to the future. Carmelo is sitting there looking at this whole thing and waiting to see what they do next. Denver needs a GM that is ready for the challege of leading this team and finding the right core group of players.


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