Koby Altman was promoted to general manager in July 2017, just a month after the Cavaliers won the NBA title.

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman has been rewarded for the team’s turnaround with a contract extension and a new job title, a person familiar with Cleveland’s plans said. The Associated Press Tuesday night.

Altman, who reshaped the Cavs roster and put them back in playoff contention, accepted overtime until the 2027-2028 season, said the person, who requested anonymity because the No. did not formalize the agreement. .

Altman will also assume the new title of president of basketball operations, the person said. The team is expected to announce the deal on Wednesday.

ESPN first reported the extension of Altman.

At 23-18, the Cavs have already surpassed their winning tally from last season. Cleveland has won 19, 19 and 22 games over the past three seasons – a streak that began after LeBron James left for the Lakers.

But with a core of young players brought together by Altman, the Cavs are relevant again and appear to be built for lasting success.

Altman made astute selections in goaltender Darius Garland and forward Evan Mobley, lottery draw picks in 2019 and 2021 respectively, and his trade last season for center Jarrett Allen accelerated Cleveland’s rebuilding.