Last week, David Griffin and the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to part ways after the team did not agree to extend his contract as GM. Griffin's contract officially expired today and his departure was certainly news that left their star player Lebron James disappointed. Griffin joined the Cavaliers in 2010, the same season that Lebron James left the team to take his talent to South Beach for four years.

While James was gone, Griffin was able to draft Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson. When Lebron returned during the 2014 off-season, Griffin wasted no time working out the deal (upon James' request) that brought Kevin Love to the Cavs in a trade for Andrew Wiggins.

Three seasons later, Griffin finds himself without a job. Last month, according to Yahoo Sports, the Orlando Magic reached out to Cavs owner Dan Gilbert to speak with Griffin about being hired for their president of basketball operations position, but Gilbert failed to respond. Now that Griffin has fulfilled his contract with Cleveland, he can begin interviewing with other teams.

New York's open position

On Wednesday, the New York Knicks fired Phil Jackson as the president of basketball operations after a three-year stint. In just two days, David Griffin has already been rumored as a possible candidate to replace Jackson. Hall of Fame point guard Isiah Thomas shut down any possibility that he would take the position, via social media.

John Calipari of Kentucky went to ESPN's "Mike and Mike" to publicly denounce any rumors that he reached out to the Knicks organization about the position.

The Toronto Raptors President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri, was reportedly an immediate person of interest for the Knicks, but he is still under contract with the Raptors, which could cost the New York Knicks more to steal him away from Toronto.

David Griffin is arguably the best possible candidate considering the fact that all the Knicks would have to do is offer him an agreeable salary without having to give up anything -- as they would have to do with Ujiri.

Interview set with the Knicks

Yesterday, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelbourne, "former Cavs GM David Griffin has been in touch with the Knicks and will be among the franchise's initial interviews." Griffin is expected to receive an endorsement from Hall of Famer Jerry West, who was recently hired by the Los Angeles Clippers as a "special consultant."