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Cavs' free fall costs Paxson his job
By wire services
Published April 22, 2005
CLEVELAND - Their shocking collapse complete, the Cavaliers began to rebuild on Thursday - from the top.
Jim Paxson was fired as general manager, dismissed by new owner Dan Gilbert one day after the Cavaliers' chaotic season ended short of the playoffs for the seventh consecutive year.
Paxson's firing came one month after coach Paul Silas was fired with 18 games left by Gilbert, the online mortgage banker who has had a rough introduction into operating a pro sports franchise.
On March 1, Gilbert took over a 31-24 team that appeared playoff-bound. But a prolonged losing skid, compounded by Silas' firing and rumors that Paxson was next, LeBron James wasn't happy and free-agent center Zydrunas Ilgauskas was apartment hunting in New York, has Gilbert entering his first summer looking for a coach and GM.
"We have a pretty good track record in 21 years of business of picking the right people," he said. "We're looking at the best in business and basketball."
Gilbert intends to have Cleveland's next GM hire the new coach. He removed Brendan Malone as a coaching candidate. Malone went 8-10 as an interim replacement for Silas and will stay with the organization.
ATTENDANCE: Regular-season average was 17,314, the highest in league history. The total of nearly 21.3-million topped the mark of more than 20.5-million set during the 1995-96 season, the league said. Excluding the addition of the expansion Charlotte Bobcats, games still drew more than 432,500 this season than last season. This season's average mark exceeded the 1995-96 record of 17,252 and last season's average of 17,050. Detroit had the highest (22,076) and New Orleans (14,221) had the lowest mark.
WNBA: Washington hired Richie Adubato, the team's eighth coach in eight seasons. Adubato spent 51/2 seasons with New York, leading the Liberty to three conference titles and a 100-79 record before he was fired in July.