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Sport Cavaliers executive Koby Altman gets extension, promotion

07:33  14 january  2022
07:33  14 january  2022 Source:   nbcsports.com

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“In extending Koby Altman ’s contract and elevating his title to President of Basketball Operations, I have the utmost confidence in his ability and the culture he has established since taking over the basketball leadership role with our organization. Altman , who was hired as the 11th general manager in Cavaliers history on July 24, 2017, has helped transform the basketball operations department and Cavaliers roster with the signing of key free agents and acquiring draft assets and players via trade. Under Altman , the Cavaliers have made 22 total trades and 13 in-season trades, including three

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman has been rewarded for the team’s turnaround with a contract extension and new job title, a person familiar with Cleveland’s plans told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. Altman , who has re-shaped the Cavs’ roster and moved them ESPN first reported Altman ’s extension . At 23-18, the Cavs have already surpassed their win total from last season. Cleveland has won 19, 19 and 22 games the past three seasons — a run that began after LeBron James left for the Lakers. But with a core of young players assembled by Altman , the

In 2019, Koby Altman became the first general manager to get a second deal from the Dan Gilbert-owned Cavaliers.

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Now, Altman is getting another extension – and a promotion.

Cavaliers release:

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Koby Altman have reached an agreement on a new long-term contract extension, it was announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Altman will also take on the title of President of Basketball Operations effective immediately.

Altman doesn’t have a great track record overall. He was responsible for much of Cleveland’s awful supporting cast LeBron James‘ last year there. The Cavs then had a rough transition from the LeBron era. Though not an easy situation, Altman overstated the difficulty. Two of Altman’s biggest moves – the Kyrie Irving trade and Kevin Love extension – aged poorly (though at least Love is playing well as a sixth man this season).

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Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman responds to reporters during Cavs Media Day at Cleveland Clinic Courts, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in Independence, Ohio. With the Cavaliers having already surpassed last season’s win total, General Manager Koby Altman agreed to a contract The extension continues Altman ’s partnership with coach J.B. Bickerstaff, given a new contract on Christmas that runs through the 2026-27 season. “My relationship with Koby goes a long ways back before we were even here together, so I’ve got a ton of trust in him and belief in him and I think

CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman has been rewarded for the team's turnaround with a contract extension and new job title, a person familiar with Cleveland's plans told the Associated Press on Tuesday night. Altman , who has re-shaped the Cavs' roster and moved them back into playoff contention, has agreed to the extension through the 2027-28 season, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not made the deal official. Yet if he ever gets happy, will that make the Lakers a better team?

But the Cavaliers (24-18) are riding high now.

After LeBron left, Altman gradually took the team in the right direction then connected on last summer’s controversial swings to improve the roster. Darius Garland and Evan Mobley, Altman draft picks, are leading Cleveland’s ascent. Another savvy addition, Jarrett Allen, has made good on his big contract. Installed under Altman’s watch, J.B. Bickerstaff is coaching well (and just got his own extension).

The Cavs aren’t finished. But they’re entrusting Altman to keep pushing them forward.

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