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http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2030769

With a new owner in place, Cleveland's spring cleaning began with the firing of Paul Silas as coach last month, and its general manager appears to be not far behind.

Sources have told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith on Tuesday that Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert will fire general manager Jim Paxson within the next 48 hours.

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Good riddance. Paxson may have already ruined the early part of Lebron's career by trading future picks for mediocre players (Pavlovic, Welsh), and losing Boozer.
 

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Who are they going to bring in? This summer's cap space is very important for the Cavs.
 

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They better have someone in place already. The Cavs need a coach along with figuring out how to spend all that cash
 

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Well, he should be fired b/c he had all those horrible drafts; LeBron is the only thing that saved him from gettin fired 2 years ago. He has also made some questionable trades and moves during free-agency (who kows what he would have done with all the money he has this off-seaseon). They do need to have a replacement and find a legit head coach. I do question the timing of all of this. Mr. Gilbert is trying to make his presence felt.
 

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Flip Saunders and someone else to be GM.
 

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This is great for Cleveland.

1st, hire the GM they connect with most.
2nd, hire the HC that fits what the GM's vision is.

It has to go in that order. I hate it when a team hires the coach before the GM.
 

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I'm going to say this. Like the Silas move it's the right move for the future of the franchise.

But like the Silas move, it hurts the Cavs push for the playoffs. This team is in complete dissarray on the floor right now, and it's not hard to imagine why with all of the turmoil going on with the organization behind the scenes.

Is it any wonder that the Cavs players who have dropped off the most, Mcinnis, Traylor, and Z--ALL ARE GOING TO BE FREE AGENTS.

Maybe you think a little less about the team, if you aren't so sure about your future with the team?

And the Pavlovic trade looks like a good one. Kid is the best Cleveland guard, not named Lebron. Of course that's not saying much. But Sasha is athletic, plays hard on defense, and has a good slashing game with a sometimes excellent shot.

The stupid thing is, trading for Welsch, who so far, no one can figure out what he's supposed to do beyond just sit on the bench. Aquiring Pavlovic, Welsch, and Jackson with three first round picks in the same year....well even if two of them pan out, you're still stupid for doing it. If just one guy of that three pans out, then you didn't need the other two, now did you? Especially when you had guys like JR Smith and Telfair sitting right there, who could have just as easily been sitting on the bench all year as Welsch and Jackson.

So yeah. Need anyone mention, Trajan Langdon. Diop. The best non-lebron pick in the lottery was probably Dajuan Wagner, and that didn't exactly pan out. Trading Andre Miller for....hmmmm.

Paxson's body of work is horrendous. How many coaches did he put the blame on during his reign?
 
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