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Ferry named Cavs’ G.M.

Associated Press

CLEVELAND – Danny Ferry has left the front office of the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs to become general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers, two league sources said Sunday night.

Ferry, who played 10 seasons with the Cavaliers, accepted the job on Sunday, the sources told the Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Ferry’s hiring is expected to be announced today – one day before the NBA draft.

The Cavaliers currently don’t have a selection, but have reportedly discussed trading forward Jiri Welsch for a second-round pick. That deal could be easier to make now that the Cavs have found a replacement for Jim Paxson, who was fired the day after the season ended.

Ferry spent the last two years as San Antonio’s director of basketball operations under GM R.C. Buford. The 38-year-old Ferry played in a club record 723 games for the Cavaliers from 1990-2000.

He played the final three years of his career with San Antonio, where he worked with Cleveland coach Mike Brown, then an assistant with the Spurs.

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