Calderón returns to the Cavaliers as an advisor

Jose Manuel Calderon He returns to the Cleveland Cavaliers -where he played the 17-18 season-, and he does so as an advisor to the board, as the franchise made official this afternoon. Since retiring in 2019, Calderón, now with 40 years, had worked in the NBPA -the NBA players’ union-, developing his position in close collaboration with the executive director of the Association, Michele Roberts. According to the Cavs statement, the Extremaduran “will help the board achieve their goals both on and off the pitch in a variety of engagements.

“We are delighted to add someone to our main office with the background and experience of José Calderón”, said Cleveland General Manager and President of Basketball Operations, Koby Altman. “His accomplishments as a basketball player and his familiarity with our organization will be invaluable. We look forward to your ideas and perspective on how we can continue to move this team forward and enhance our efforts toward long-term, sustainable success here in Cleveland,” added Altman.

Calderon played 14 seasons in the NBA between 2005 and 2019 in Toronto, Detroit, Dallas, Knicks, Atlanta, Lakers and Cleveland, with whom he played the end of 2018 that the Cavs lost to the Warriors. The point guard averaged 8.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 26 minutes in 895 games and holds the record percentage of free shots in the same regular campaign with the 98% that he established in the 08/09 academic year.

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