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Koby Altman officially named general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Posted at 5:51 PM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 17:51:23-04

Koby Altman is officially general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

The team made the announcement Monday afternoon.

Altman has been with the Cavs since 2012 and had worked as David Griffin's assistant since after the 2016 NBA championship season. Griffin left the club last month after he couldn't work out a contract extension with owner Dan Gilbert, who has a track record for discarding GMs.

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Altman will be his fifth since 2005 and the 34-year-old impressed his boss by navigating the Cavs through some rough waters this offseason. With little flexibility to sign players because the Cavs are so far over the salary cap, Altman re-signed sharpshooter Kyle Korver and secured deals for free agent forward Jeff Green and Jose Calderon. Altman also signed Turkish forward Cedi Osman, who was drafted by the Cavs in 2015.