The Cavaliers named Wes Wilcox the General Manager of their D-League franchise in Canton on Thursday. They still haven't named a name yet though, but we'll get to that in a minute. First on the promotion of Wilcox, from Scott over at WFNY:
Joining the Cavaliers during the 2003-04 season, Wilcox has served as the team’s advance scout, pro and college scout before being promoted one year ago to his current role as director of pro player personnel. Over the past four seasons, Wilcox had also served as the team’s liaison with their respective Development League affiliates making this promotion a very seamless transition.
“I am extremely thankful for this unique opportunity to have a leadership role in building a special franchise in the city of Canton,” said Wilcox in the team’s press release. “Our organization places a very high value on player development as part of our culture and we are committed to building a successful environment both on the court and in this community. I’m excited to be a part of that and we look forward to earning the support of our fans here.”As far as the nickname goes for the Canton Developmental League team that Wes will be generally managing, he's open to suggestions. If you don't have time to drive down to Canton and drop yours into the fishbowl set up at the front desk, you still can help too. If you click here, you can fill out some information and take one big step towards naming your first NBA franchise. Something you can absolutely put on your resume in addition to bragging to your friends about.