Monday , Jun , 27 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Ferry returns to Cleveland as GM

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly named
Danny Ferry as their new general manager, bringing him back to the city where
he spent 10 seasons as a player.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the deal, which could announced as
early as Monday, is for five years and is worth close to $10 million. Ferry
replaces Jim Paxson, who was fired on April 21.

For the past two years, Ferry had served as director of basketball operations
with the San Antonio Spurs, who are fresh off winning their third NBA
championship in seven years.

The 38-year-old Ferry played 13 seasons in the NBA, averaging 7.0 points and
2.8 rebounds per game. His last three seasons in the league came with the

The Los Angeles Clippers picked Ferry with the second overall pick of the 1989
draft, but the Duke product opted to play in Italy instead. He was then traded
to the Cavaliers and joined the team for the 1990-91 season.