Cavaliers President Koby Altman Charged with Ovi, Team Says It Awaits ‘Resolution of the Legal Process
Cleveland Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations, Koby Altman, Has Faced Legal Trouble After Being Arrested on Friday Night for Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence (Ovi). The incident occurred in Cleveland When Highway Patrol Officers Observed Altman Committing a Traffic Violation, Prompting Them to Pull Him Over. Upon Displaying Signs of Impairment, He Was Subsequently Placed Under Arrest, Charged with a Marked Lanes Violation and Ovi. in Ohio, a First Offense for Ovi Is Considered a Misdemeanor and May Result in Penalties Such as Jail Time and Fines.
The Cleveland Cavaliers Released an Official Statement Addressing the Matter:
“At the Cleveland Cavaliers, We Uphold a High Standard of Conduct for Our Team Members. We Expect Leaders at All Levels of Our Organization to Represent the Cavaliers with Integrity, Professionalism, and Accountability. We Will Closely Monitor the Facts and Circumstances of This Matter and Await the Resolution of the Legal Process.”
Koby Altman Has Been Associated with the Cavaliers for More Than a Decade, Initially Joining the Front Office in 2012 After Serving as an Assistant Coach in Collegiate Basketball. Over Time, He Climbed the Ranks, Eventually Becoming the General Manager in 2017 and Then President of Basketball Operations in 2022. in the Same Year, He Signed a Long-Term Extension That Binds Him to the Organization Through the 2027-28 Season.
During His Tenure with the Cavaliers, Altman Played a Crucial Role in Constructing the Teams That Made Four Consecutive Nba Finals Appearances from 2015 to 2018, Securing the Franchise’s First Championship in 2016. After Lebron James’ Departure in 2018, He Spearheaded a Rebuilding Effort
That Resulted in the Acquisition of Promising Talents Like Evan Mobley, Darius Garland, and Jarrett Allen. More Recently, Altman Orchestrated a Significant Trade in 2022, Acquiring Donovan Mitchell and Positioning the Cavaliers as Contenders in the Eastern Conference.