MDP Live - The Cleveland Cavaliers management looks very happy with their team's achievements this season. This was proven after the contract extension agreement for their head coach J.B. Bickerstaff. It didn't stop there, the Cavaliers management just found an agreement for a longer cooperation with the General Manager, Koby Altman. This news was delivered by ESPN.
Altman will stay at the Cavaliers until the 2027-2028 season. Not only extending his term of service, the Cavaliers also gave Altman a new position, namely as Operational President of the Cavaliers, whose position had been vacant for a long time.
Altman has served with the Cavaliers since 2012 and has assumed the role of general manager since 2017. He was key to the formation of the Cavaliers super squad in LeBron James' final season with them. Dwyane Wade, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and Derrick Rose were close at that time. Unfortunately, this squad did not live up to expectations and was overhauled in the middle of the season.
This mid-season reshuffle was actually quite successful as the Cavaliers made it back to the finals. Unfortunately, at the end of the season, after losing again to the Golden State Warriors in the final, LeBron decided to leave for the Los Angeles Lakers.
After LeBron's departure, Altman's talent for talent was tested. Granted, in the three seasons following LeBron's departure, the Cavaliers have never finished better than 13th in the Eastern Conference, but this season they have finally reaped what they sowed.
Players like Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, and Evan Mobley were Altman's picks. He also then managed to get Jarrett Allen with an exchange system and recruited Ricky Rubio and Lauri Markkanen earlier this season. The Cavaliers now sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings with a record (23-18).
Altman and Cavaliers slick achievements so far make him one of the leading candidates for the title of best executive this season. The competition for this title is quite tough because there are Arturas Karnisovas of the Chicago Bulls and Zach Kleiman of the Memphis Grizzlies.