Cavs promote Mike Gansey to GM

The Cleveland Cavaliers promoted Assistant General Manager Mike Gansey to General Manager, the team announced Wednesday.

According to the Cavs, Gansey, who became Assistant General Manager in 2017, will continue assisting Altman in scouting and personnel decisions while increasing his role in the Cavaliers’ draft preparations and logistics.

In January, Altman was given an extension and promoted from GM to President of Basketball Operations.

“Mike has been an incredible resource to me, and this organization and his work behind the scenes gives me great confidence that he is ready to take on more of a leadership role,” Altman said via a statement from the team. “His community roots provides a unique perspective when evaluating players and the type of commitment needed to make a positive impact in Cleveland. I could not think of a better person to work alongside as we continue building this team toward sustainable success.”

The 39-year-old Gansey has been part of the Cavaliers organization since 2011. Before his role as assistant GM, he was previously General Manager for the Cleveland Charge, the Cavaliers’ exclusively-owned NBA G League team, where he earned the 2016-17 NBA G League Executive of the Year award. 

In addition to Gansey, the team announced the promotion of Brandon Weems, who was LeBron James high school teammate, to Assistant General Manager from his previous title as Sr. Director of Player Personnel.

Also, Jason Hillman was promoted to Vice President of Basketball Operations from his previous title as Basketball Chief of Staff/Team Counsel, and Jon Nichols to Vice President of Basketball Strategy and Personnel from his previous title of Sr. Director of Strategy & Research.

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