Magic to offer David Griffin top basketball ops position at Cavs season's end

The Orlando Magic intend to offer their president of basketball operations position to Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, multiple sources said.

The Magic can engage Griffin in contract talks at the end of the Cavs' season, sources said.

Griffin's contract with Cleveland is up after the season, and he and the team have not held meaningful discussions on an extension. However, he could still remain with the Cavs on a new deal, sources said.

Earlier this month, LeBron James told ESPN's Dave McMenamin that he endorsed Griffin getting a new contract with Cleveland.

Griffin joined the Cavs in 2010 as assistant general manager and was promoted to GM in 2014. After James re-signed with the Cavs, Griffin engaged in a series of moves to construct a championship team, executing trades for Kevin Love, J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Channing Frye and Kyle Korver.

In 2016, Griffin spearheaded the decision to fire coach David Blatt with the team in first place at midseason and replace him with Tyronn Lue. The controversial move paid off when the Cavs rallied to win the NBA Finals after falling behind 3-1 to the Golden State Warriors.

Griffin is the fourth general manager the Cavs have had since Dan Gilbert bought the team in 2005. Griffin and Gilbert met on the last day of the season.

The Magic fired general manager Rob Hennigan earlier this month after five seasons.