The Cleveland Cavaliers released another statement on President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman on Wednesday following his OVI arrest this weekend, according to a tweet from The Athletic Senior Columnist Jason Lloyd.
Second Cavs statement following team president Koby Altman’s OVI arrest over the weekend. pic.twitter.com/dvWCslG615
— Jason Lloyd (@ByJasonLloyd) September 20, 2023
“We hold our team members to a high standard of conduct and expect leaders at every level of our organization to represent the Cavaliers with integrity, professionalism and accountability,” the statement read. “We will continue to closely monitor the facts and circumstances of this matter and await resolution of the legal process.”
The Cavs had issued a short statement in response to the impaired driving charge on Saturday.
Koby Altman was arrested on Friday night and charged with operating a vehicle while impaired, according to ESPN. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers pulled him over on Route 2 near East 55th Street in Cleveland, Fox 8 wrote in a Saturday article. The patrol noted Altman was “respectful and cooperative with troopers.”
“Troopers initiated a traffic stop and during their interaction with the driver indicators of impairment were observed,” the OSHP said, via ESPN. “The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for OVI and soon after offered a breath test which he refused.”
Altman initially joined the Cavs as a pro personnel manager in 2012 after serving as an assistant coach at Columbia for the previous two seasons. He would be promoted to Cleveland’s assistant general manager in 2016, its general manager in 2017 and its President of Basketball Operations in 2022. Altman would agree to a contract extension with the Cavaliers the same year.