CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Cavaliers have hired José Calderón as Special Advisor to the Front Office, Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Calderón joins the Cavaliers from the National Basketball Players Association where he served as the Special Assistant to the Executive Director, working closely with NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts and the NBPA's senior management team on union strategy and specific issues relevant to current NBA players. In his role with the Cavaliers, Calderón will assist the front office achieve their goals both on and off the court in a variety of engagements.
"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."
Calderón spent 14 seasons in the NBA, playing for seven different teams, including the Cavaliers' NBA Finals run during the 2017-18 season. He posted career averages of 8.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 26.4 minutes over 895 career games. A native of Villanueva de la Serena, Spain, Calderón played six seasons in the Spanish professional leagues before beginning his NBA career in 2005 with the Toronto Raptors. Calderón also represented his home country at four Olympic Games (2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016), earning silver medals in 2008 and 2012 and a bronze medal in 2016.