Koby Altman Bio, Age, Contract, Net Worth and Wife

Koby Altman Biography

Koby Altman is the American basketball coach and a prolific general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers.  He signed five-time NBA star Kevin Love to a multi-million contract extension. During his first season in 2017 and 2018 as a general manager of Cleveland, he helped the team to advance their fourth straight NBA Finals,  winning the Eastern Conference Finals.

Before being a general manager, he worked as a basketball staff of Cleveland and got promoted as an assistant general manager in September 2016.

After he graduated, he moved into real estate investment sales for 3 years. Later on, he went to the University of Massachusetts Amherst “UMass”, where he received a master’s degree in sports management.

Koby Altman Age

Koby Altman is the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The American native was born on September 16. 1982 in Brooklyn, New York, NY. He is 36 years old as of 2018.

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He was brought up by a single mother. He discussed a wide range of topics with emcee Aaron Goldhammer, an on-air host at ESPN Cleveland, including Altman’s Jewish heritage, his family and how he came to get involved with basketball and later the Cavs.

”My mom went to UNC for graduate school, and because of Dean Smith, she fell in love with the game of basketball,” recalled Altman. “Afterward, we moved to New York, where my mom was a social worker – and the Knicks became her favorite team.

”In that first-ever NBA Draft Lottery; I think I was two years old and I was sleeping in my crib when the envelope was opened. When the Knicks won it, my mom went absolutely crazy – woke me up, screaming that we were gonna get Patrick Ewing! Woke me up right in my crib.”

Altman isn’t your stereotypical brash, fast-talking native New Yorker. But those who’ve worked with him in the Big Apple and beyond know that it’s brewing just beneath the surface.

”(Koby)’s a New Yorker – and if you ever watch him order a sandwich, you’ll understand,” laughed Kyle Smith, Columbia University’s head coach during Altman’s tenure as an assistant. “He gets what he wants in a nice way. But he’s firm and he’s not afraid of criticism – and that’s part of growing up in New York. I always like to say that in New York, every conversation’s a negotiation. And that’s what he got from being born and raised there.”

Altman was an assistant under Smith – now the head coach of the University of San Francisco’s men’s team – before joining the Cavaliers in 2012. Smith saw early on that Koby was destined for bigger things.

”Ivy League recruiting is very unique and there are a lot of moving parts, and I’m sure, being an NBA GM, there’s even more,” praised Smith. “But I just think his mental flexibility and intellectual capacity will allow him to juggle those things. He’s just pretty darn shrewd.”

Altman embraces his upbringing in one of the most diverse and dynamic places in the world.

”Growing up in Brooklyn definitely helped me with my interpersonal skills – being able to talk to any walk of life,” Altman admits. “You cross-range from any different type of socio-economic and racial backgrounds. Religions, sexualities. It’s just a melting pot. And growing up there gave me a lot of tools that I use today as a general manager.”

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Koby is engaged to Rachael Emily Garson, The couple married on 18th August 2018. The two had they Kid, named Sophie, on 27th December 2017. The young daughter got diagnosed with gastroschisis in a womb.

His dad talked about the fundamental disability of his daughter that causes the intestines to develop outside the body and uttered that her prognosis was good, but the doctor could not do anything until she got delivered. Sophie spent her first 47 days in ICU at the Cleveland Clinic, and after some surgeries, she went her home with her father parent.

Rachel pursued a nurse practitioner degree and worked as a registered nurse at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. After her fateful encounter with Koby, he proposed her on 17th September 2017, a day after his birthday. After she accepted his proposal, the couple got engaged in November 2017.

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Koby Altman Salary | Koby Altman net worth

His total net worth is estimated to be around $123733000 million as of 2019. Some of his net worth is from his career as a basketball coach. According to Glassdoor, the NBA General Manager earns an annual salary between the amount of ($47,986 to $51,568) thousand dollars.

From July 24. 2017, he is working as the 11th general manager of Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA.

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Altman joined the Cavaliers front office in 2012, would gradually rise through the ranks, was part of the 2016 NBA Championship team as director of pro personnel, and became assistant general manager for the 2016–17 season before being promoted to GM on July 24. 2017.

When he was hired as the Cavaliers’ GM in 2017, he was just one of four African American GMs in the league and one of the few NBA GMs who is Jewish.

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He is signed in as new General Manager of Canvas. In his first year as General Manager in 2017-18, the Cavaliers captured the Central Division crown with a 50-32 (.610) record and won the Eastern Conference Finals, advancing the team to their fourth straight NBA Finals.

Altman has remained busy this past summer, selecting Collin Sexton with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft and signing five-time NBA All-Star Kevin Love to a new multi-year contract extension.

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It turns out the Cavs actually had been every bit the disjointed, dysfunctional, disappointing mess they appeared to be during the past several weeks. And maybe even worse.

Thursday night, Cavs general manager Koby Altman admitted as much in a conference call regarding the whirlwind trade deadline day. The Cavs shipped out of six players added four others and go forward as a different team.

“We were marching towards a slow death,” Altman said. “We didn’t want to be a part of that.”

The moves, including dumping Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade and parting with the Cavs’ own 2018 first-round pick while keeping the one that belongs to the Nets, have been outlined in prior stories, particularly here and here. Below, we peek a little further into five things Altman addressed Thursday evening after all three trades had been made official. ‌‌‌

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The Cavaliers and owner Dan Gilbert decided to hire Koby Altman(assistant general manager) under David Griffin, who was released after the season. To be their General manager.

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“I AM INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL TO DAN FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME GENERAL MANAGER OF THE CAVALIERS. HIS CONFIDENCE, SUPPORT, AND STRONG COMMITMENT TO ACHIEVING OUR COLLECTIVE GOALS are VERY CLEAR TO ME AND I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR EFFORTS.

I AM ALSO EXCITED AND PROUD TO LEAD A FRONT OFFICE TEAM THAT WILL CONTINUE TO BE SHARPLY FOCUSED ON COMPETING FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS. THAT CHALLENGE IS WHAT DRIVES ALL OF US,” SAID ALTMAN.

“CLEVELAND FANS SUPPORT THE CAVS WITH PASSION, PRIDE, AND LOYALTY. THAT’S SOMETHING ALL OF US HERE HAVE A DEEP RESPECT FOR AND WILL NEVER TAKE FOR GRANTED. WE WILL ALWAYS WORK HARD AND SEARCH FOR CREATIVE IDEAS THAT WILL IMPACT OUR SUCCESS ON THE COURT AND IN THE COMMUNITY.”

 Koby Altman(Cavs GM) talks coaching search, draft

He said the decision to part ways with head coach Larry Drew was not based on his performance this season. Drew came to Cleveland as an assistant in 2014 and became the head coach when the team fired Tyronn Lue in October.

“We thank Larry Drew for his time with us, not just this year,” Altman said on Friday. “I’m very, very thankful for him what he did this year. Taking over this difficult situation and turning it into a very good situation.”

Altman said he doesn’t have a timetable for the new hire or a list of candidates yet. But that all starts today. He repeated the phrase, “The right fit” several times as he spoke with reporters.

Previous NBA head coaching experience isn’t necessary to fill the role and there are plenty of young, up-and-coming assistants they will consider, Altman said.

With core talent and a high draft pick, Altman said the coach job is an attractive position. He said he doesn’t feel the need to sell it to coaching candidates.

When reporters alluded to particular players who will be available in the 2019 NBA Draft, Altman kept things vague.

“We’re going to draft a high-impact player, regardless of where the ping pong balls land,” Altman said.

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