George Karl is interested in becoming president of the Cleveland Cavaliers, should Dan Gilbert be looking for a prominent NBA veteran in a role similar to those recently filled by Phil Jackson and Flip Saunders.

"Being a leader, running a team and organizing a group with the common goal of winning a championship would be the ultimate challenge in my career,'' Karl said via email from Germany, where son Coby is playing.

David Griffin replaced Chris Grant as general manager of the Cavaliers on Feb. 6.

Karl's first NBA head coaching job was with the Cavaliers in 84-85.