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    Default Pacers might lose David Morway to the Cavs

    This would devastate the franchise, he more than Donnie or Larry is responsible for the Pacers success. No way Morway, please don't go.













    Well obviously I'm joking. I've heard of him, but I could not pick him out of a lineup and had no idea what his responsibilities consist of.

    http://www.cleveland.com/sports/
    Cavaliers look at Morway
    Pacers' VP possible GM candidate
    Tuesday, May 03, 2005
    Branson Wright
    Plain Dealer Reporter
    The Cavaliers have asked the Indiana Pacers for permission to speak with David Morway, senior vice president of basketball, about the team's vacant general manager position, according to a league source.

    The Cavs hope to interview Morway about replacing former GM Jim Paxson, who was fired on April 21. Morway, in his seventh season with the Pacers, was asked on Monday if the Cavs contacted him.


    Morway is not a typical GM candidate. He is a former sports agent who represented over 75 athletes, including Junior Seau of the NFL and former NBA player David Benoit. With the Pacers, Morway is responsible for the day-to-day administration and operation of the basketball division, including budget oversight and the salary cap. Morway, 44, works closely with CEO and president Donnie Walsh and Larry Bird, president of basketball operations.

    "If they're interested in him, he would be a great candidate," said Walsh, about Morway. "He knows how to do the job. He's been here for a long time, and he knows all the elements of the job."




    "I just can't confirm or deny any rumors at this point," said Morway, whose Pacers are in the playoffs against the Boston Celtics.

    The Cavs, meanwhile, are also in the process of finding a head coach. The Cavs confirmed last week they had discussions with Phil Jackson, who is also being courted by the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks.

    A published report on Monday stated the Cavs are out of the Jackson sweepstakes. Tad Carper, Cavaliers vice president of communications, said the organization does not plan to routinely discuss every rumor or possible GM or head coaching candidate.

    "We are continuing the process of exploring highly successful candidates for our GM and head coach openings and are very encouraged from the dialogue we have had thus far," Carper said. "We also understand and appreciate how interested fans and the media are in the content and status of the person-by-person discussions involved in this process. However, we feel it is best to not comment further on the status of these discussions until the search process is also further along."

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    Default Re: Pacers might lose David Morway to the Cavs

    They better give us Lebron as compensation.
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    Default Re: Pacers might lose David Morway to the Cavs

    As I remember, his former title, before Larry came on board, was Vice President of Basketball Administration. (I've got a flow chart around here somewhere) I could pick him out of a lineup, I've seen him talk. From what I remember, and I could be getting him confused with someone else, he's a former accountant and a pencil pusher.

    If Cleveland is giving the new coach front office control, Morway would be a very good choice to run the business side. If offered, I'd say he should get out while the going's good. Larry is probably gonna clean house once Donnie leaves, just like he did with the scouting department.
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    Default Re: Pacers might lose David Morway to the Cavs

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    As I remember, his former title, before Larry came on board, was Vice President of Basketball Administration. (I've got a flow chart around here somewhere) I could pick him out of a lineup, I've seen him talk. From what I remember, and I could be getting him confused with someone else, he's a former accountant and a pencil pusher.

    If Cleveland is giving the new coach front office control, Morway would be a very good choice to run the business side. If offered, I'd say he should get out while the going's good. Larry is probably gonna clean house once Donnie leaves, just like he did with the scouting department.
    Maybe he should start with the medical dept first...

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    If David Morway goes to the Cavs, is Mike Brown far behind?

    I would hate to lose him but if Morway gets the job and Lebron says he wants Mike Brown there then he is as good as gone. I don't see Donnie or Larry trying to block it.

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    Default Re: Pacers might lose David Morway to the Cavs

    Gilbert's not gonna hire somebody with no head experience.
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