Cavs General Manager Koby Altman has agreed with the team to extend his contract through the 2027-2028 season. According to ESPN, Altman will also hold a new title as the Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations.
Ultimately, Altman is being rewarded for his work post-LeBron James and the resurgence and excitement surrounding the team’s future because of it. After David Griffin stepped down, Altman inherited an organization without any clear path to success. First, he traded a disgruntled Kyrie Irving, then LeBron left for Los Angeles the following season.
However, since that time, Koby has managed to draft guard Darius Garland, who is playing like an All-Star this season. He also drafted Evan Mobley, a young promising talent who many believe is first in line for the Rookie of the Year honors.
Altman also brought in Jarrett Allen, who is playing lights out basketball, averaging a double-double and anchoring down the team’s defense. In addition, he has helped change the culture by bringing Ricky Rubio. Rubio was big time for the Cavs (until the team lost him for the season with an ACL injury). Lastly, Altman brought in forward Lauri Markkanen, who has been very solid for this franchise despite concerns from critics.
The Cavs have a bright future ahead and it’s reassuring to see how the team is finally bringing some stability, starting with the front office and coaching staff.
Are you encouraged by the Cavs’ moves so far this season? What other actions do the New President of Basketball Operations, Koby Altman need to make to improve the Cavs roster? Tell us what you think!
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