CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have employed José Calderón as Special Advisor to the Front Office, Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman introduced in the present day from Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Calderón joins the Cavaliers from the National Basketball Players Association the place he served because the Special Assistant to the Executive Director, working carefully with NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts and the NBPA’s senior administration crew on union technique and particular points related to present NBA gamers. In his role with the Cavaliers, Calderón will help the entrance workplace obtain their targets each on and off the court docket in quite a lot of engagements.
“We are thrilled to add somebody of José Calderón’s background and expertise to our entrance workplace,” mentioned Altman. “His accomplishments as a basketball participant and familiarity with our group will likely be invaluable. We look ahead to his insights and perspective on how we will proceed shifting this crew ahead and enhancing our efforts in the direction of sustainable and long-term success right here in Cleveland.”
Calderón spent 14 seasons within the NBA, taking part in for seven completely different groups, together with the Cavaliers’ NBA Finals run in the course of the 2017-18 season. He posted profession averages of 8.9 factors, 2.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 26.4 minutes over 895 profession video games. A local of Villanueva de la Serena, Spain, Calderón performed six seasons within the Spanish skilled leagues earlier than starting his NBA profession in 2005 with the Toronto Raptors. Calderón additionally represented his dwelling nation at 4 Olympic Games (2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016), incomes silver medals in 2008 and 2012 and a bronze medal in 2016.