He could potentially return to that role with Griffin in charge.
On Friday afternoon, the New Orleans Pelicans completed their search for a new President of Basketball Operations when they named former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin to the position.
The immediate mandate for Griffin is unmistakable: Navigate a trade of All-NBA star Anthony Davis that'll shape the future of the franchise.
Danny Ferry had held the GM job on an interim basis but decided he didn't want the job permanently, he told Wojnarowski.
You never know what an National Basketball Association general manager is thinking.
The Pelicans went 33-49 on the season.
Prior to replacing Demps, Ferry had been serving in a consultant role.
Griffin has battled the injury for the past several weeks, getting pulled from the Pistons' second-to-last game against Memphis and missing the season finale against NY, games the Pistons needed to win - and did - to qualify for the last playoff spot.
Davis requested a trade in January and the Pelicans need to hire a GM to negotiate a deal. He took over the reins when Chris Grant was sacked. Then, he drafted Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Davis wore "That's All Folks" at the team's last game.
Superstar LeBron James returned to the Cavs a few months later and was a big supporter of Griffin.
Griffin also worked as an assistant GM role with the Cavs and in the Phoenix Suns' front office.
"He's kind of been the guy who has let us grow", said Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, who is coming off the best season of his 10-year National Basketball Association career.