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Cleveland Cavaliers hire former PG Jose Calderon for front office role

The Cleveland Cavaliers have hired former point guard Jose Calderon for a front office role.

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have made an addition to their front office, the team announced on Friday.

Former NBA point guard Jose Calderon has been hired as a Special Advisor to the Front Office, Cavs President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman announced on Friday.

“We are thrilled to add someone of José Calderón’s background and experience to our front office,” said Altman. “His accomplishments as a basketball player and familiarity with our organization will be invaluable. We look forward to his insights and perspective on how we can continue moving this team forward and enhancing our efforts towards sustainable and long-term success here in Cleveland.”

Calderon played in the NBA for 14 seasons, including spending the 2017-18 season with the Cavaliers. In Cleveland he played in 57 games, including 32 starts, averaging 16 minutes per game, 4.5 points, and 2.1 assists. He also played in 13 playoff games with the Cavs during the team’s most recent run to the NBA Finals.

Throughout his career, Calderon spent the most time with the Toronto Raptors, playing 525 games throughout eight seasons. He also spent time with the New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks.

Calderon also had a successful career as a member of the Spanish National Team, winning a pair of Olympic silver medals and a bronze medal in four trips to the Summer Olympics.

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