Spurs add former Cavs GM Chris Grant as scout

Former Cavs GM Chris Grant drafted Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson in Cleveland, but the acquisition of Andrew Bynum also fell under his watch. David Liam Kyle/NBAE/Getty Images

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The San Antonio Spurs have hired former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant for a role as a team scout, league sources informed ESPN.

Grant, 44, has not held an NBA position since he was fired by the Cavs in February 2014. David Griffin, who at the time was the Cavs' vice president of basketball operations, stepped in as the acting general manager before securing the role permanently three months later.

Grant is responsible for the drafting of point guard Kyrie Irving and center Tristan Thompson with the Nos. 1 and 4 overall picks in the 2011 NBA draft. However, his draft record also includes selecting Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 pick in 2013 and a failed experiment with the acquisition of big man Andrew Bynum, who played only 24 games with the Cavs during the 2013-14 campaign.