On June 4th, 2010, Chris Grant was named General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
It wasn't a flashy pick, or one that would headline SportsCenter, but a smart one nonetheless. Grant, whom had already been working for the Cavaliers under former GM Danny Ferry, had plenty of experience and was well respected among NBA circles. It appeared that it would be a seamless transition.
Then just over a month later on July 8th, via a prime-time television event, Grant would learn he was losing the best player to ever play for the Cavaliers.
This would change everything. Chris Grant had just been handed quite possibly the toughest rebuilding project in modern sports history.
We are now in the third year of Grant's tenure, and while the team's current record may not necessarily indicate it, he has made some great decisions. He is building this team from the ground up and doing it mainly through the draft, a time-tested strategy that is necessary for the small-market team he oversees.
Here are his five best moves in numerical order.