Ferry returning to Spurs’ front office

The San Antonio Spurs have reached agreement with former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry to return to the franchise’s front office, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

After Spurs vice president of basketball operations Dell Demps left to become GM of the New Orleans Hornets last month, Gregg Popovich and R.C. Buford aggressively recruited Ferry to return to San Antonio.

Ferry interviewed for GM jobs with the Portland Trail Blazers and New Jersey Nets after he parted ways with the Cavaliers in May. Ferry has a strong comfort level with Popovich and Buford and believes a return to San Antonio can put him in position to become a GM again. He joins Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey and Buford to create a formidable league front office.

After winning a championship with the Spurs in 2003, Ferry retired as a player and went to work in the franchise’s front office for two years before the Cavaliers hired him as GM in 2005.


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Updated Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010