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Cavs Extend GM Koby Altman

Koby Altman

The Cleveland Cavaliers and general manager Koby Altman have agreed on a long-term extension. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski the two sides agreed to a new contract on Friday.

Koby Altman has been the GM of the Cavs since the 2017 season. That season saw their last NBA Finals appearance, and LeBron’s second exit directly after. Since then the Cavaliers finished with the worst record in the NBA at 19-63.

Altman has been challenged with drafting in the top 10 picks twice in his two years as GM. He built the backcourt first, drafting Colin Sexton eighth in 2018 and gambling on Darius Garland with the fifth pick in 2019.

Clearly, owner Dan Gilbert has been impressed with the direction the team is headed post-LeBron. It is unclear what exactly the details of the extension entail. But “long-term” suggests Altman’s job will be safe for five years or more.

The Cleveland Cavaliers play the Indiana Pacers on Friday, November 1.

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