CLEVELAND– Koby Altman has officially been named the general manager of the Cavaliers, according to a statement from the organization.
“I am incredibly grateful to [Cavs owner] Dan [Gilbert] for the opportunity to become general manager of the Cavaliers,” Altman said in a statement.
“His confidence, support and strong commitment to achieving our collective goals is very clear to me and I look forward to continuing our efforts. I am also excited and proud to lead a front office team that will continue to be sharply focused on competing for championships. That challenge is what drives all of us.”
“Cleveland fans support the Cavs with passion, pride and loyalty. That’s something all of us here have a deep respect for and will never take for granted. We will always work hard and search for creative ideas that will impact our success on the court and in the community.”
Altman has worked within the Cavs organization for the last five seasons. He’s worked as the assistant GM since September of 2016.
Over the last few weeks, Altman has navigated the rough waters of Cavs free agency after the organization failed to come to an agreement with former general manager David Griffin on a new contract. His newest task is going to be dealing with Kyrie Irving’s trade request.
“Over the past month, Koby Altman has led our front office group through this transition period, impressing many inside the franchise and outside the organization, as well,” Gilbert said in a statement.
“We are very excited that he will now be officially leading the basketball side of our franchise. Koby has the credentials, knowledge, experience and instincts to be an outstanding General Manager.”
The release also mentioned that other “notable front office moves” are expected soon.
Gilbert and Altman are expected to appear at a press conference together this Wednesday, July 26.
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