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Koby Altman, Cavs agree to long-term extension

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman has received a long-term extension with the team.

Altman has served as GM of the Cavs since 2017, replacing David Griffin. Back then, Altman signed a three-year deal with the team and has become the first GM under owner Dan Gilbert to receive an extension, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

The Cavs have been in a rebuilding mode since reaching The Finals with a LeBron James-led team in Altman’s first season on the job. James left the Cavaliers that summer in free agency to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers and Altman has spearheaded Cleveland’s next steps.

He drafted a promising backcourt in Collin Sexton and Darius Garland in back-to-back Drafts and oversaw the hiring of new coach John Beilein. He also has kept some of the core pieces in place in Cleveland, signing players such as Kevin Love, Larry Nance Jr. and Cedi Osman to extensions in the last two years.