Source: David Griffin out of search

Updated: June 25, 2012, 11:51 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Cleveland Cavaliers assistant general manager David Griffin has pulled out of consideration in the Los Angeles Clippers' general manager search, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPNLosAngeles.com.

Griffin had preliminary conversations with Clippers officials at the pre-draft camp in Chicago a couple weeks ago but "feels it's not the right move for his career right now," the source said.

The Clippers have moved methodically in their search to replace Neil Olshey, who left to become the general manager of the Portland Trail Blazers on June 11. Former Denver general manager Kiki Vandeweghe is the only candidate to have formally interviewed for the job, according to sources.

The club has also had preliminary conversations with Jim Paxson, Larry Harris, Jeff Weltman and Tony DiLeo, according to sources, but the Clippers seem to have turned their focus to Thursday's draft, where they hold the 53rd pick, and free agency.

The Clippers have been able to move slowly through the process because head coach Vinny Del Negro, director of player personnel Gary Sacks and team president Andy Roeser have so far been able to deal with most of the team's offseason business. Sources expect that the ad hoc arrangement will continue running Clippers business through the draft and at least the early part of free agency.

ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst contributed to this report.

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