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Cavs, GM Koby Altman Agree to Long-Term Extension

It’s not been an easy road for the Cavs to try and revamp the roster since the loss of LeBron James last July, but in the eyes of owner Dan Gilbert, general manager Koby Altman has done enough to earn a long-term extension.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the deal Friday morning, reminding all that Altman is the “first GM of the Dan Gilbert ownership era to receive an extension.”

The Cavs GM has had to rebuild much of the roster around Kevin Love, and last season was a struggle as the team went 19-63.

This season they are off to a 2-2 start after beating the Chicago Bulls at home Wednesday night.

Altman drafted Collin Sexton last year, and this season grabbed three players in the draft, Darius Garland and forwards Dylan Windler and Kevin Porter Jr.

The GM also had a say in the hiring of Michigan coach John Beilein.

It remains to be seen if the marriage of Altman and the Cavs remains long term, but for now it’s in a very good place of trust between the owner and GM, and that’s a departure of GM’s in the past.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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