Cavs president Koby Altman arrested for driving while impaired

Cavaliers president of basketball operations Koby Altman was arrested and charged with driving while impaired on Friday night in Cleveland. 

Altman is also being charged with committing a marked lanes violation, according to WKYC.

According to FOX 8 Ohio, just before 9 P.M., “troopers initiated a traffic stop and during their interaction with the driver indicators of impairment were observed. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for OVI and soon after offered a breath test, which he refused.“

Altman, who turned 41 on Saturday, was cooperative and respectful, according to the report.

The Cavs issued the following statement on Saturday:

“We are aware of an incident involving Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman. We are currently gathering more information and have no further comment at this time.”

Before being named general manager in 2017, Altman had been a part of the Cavaliers’ basketball staff for five years, including being promoted to assistant general manager in September 2016. As a member of Cleveland’s front office, Altman has been an integral part of a team that reached four straight NBA Finals (2015-2018) and won an NBA Championship in 2016. He originally joined the Cavaliers as pro personnel manager in August 2012 and was promoted to director of pro player personnel in September 2013.

In 2022, Altman received a contract extension and was promoted to president of basketball operations. Last season, the Cavs made the playoffs for the first time since 2018. 

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