The Cleveland Cavaliers are inching towards finally filling the vacancy at general manager. Koby Altman has been operating as the team’s general manager in the interim after David Griffin left the organization. After Chauncey Billups declined to take the position of team president, it seemed clear that the team would look internally for their next general manager.
According to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, owner Dan Gilbert met with Altman in Las Vegas to discuss the future of the front office:
Dan Gilbert met Cavs assistant GM Koby Altman for dinner in Las Vegas on Monday and discussed future of front office, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 11, 2017
It’s probably fair to assume that this means they discussed Altman taking over the duties of general manager permanently. Although these are the Cavs we are talking about so the possibility of something weird and unexpected happening needs to be taken into consideration.
Altman would be the youngest general manager in the NBA - should he get the job - at just 34 years old. At that age he would likely be too young to play on the Cavs, but old enough to run them.
He has been with the team since 2012 and was the assistant general manager under Griffin. At this point it would be a major shock if he was not given the position, given the absence of other candidates being mentioned and the time he has now spent in the position without actually being given the job officially. And the Cavs have to hire a general manager at some point, probably.