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Cavs make major move in front office amid surprise season

Cavs Mike Gansey Koby Altman 2022 NBA All-Star Break

The Cleveland Cavs are making moves during the 2022 NBA All-Star Break. They promoted assistant general manager Mike Gansey to general manager. Gansey fills the vacancy left by former GM Koby Altman, who was promoted to the Cavs’ President of Basketball Operations.

NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted the news Wednesday morning.

Gansey is a Cleveland native and has a long history with the Cavs. He began his career with the franchise as the general manager for the Canton Charge, the Cavs’ G League team. Gansey was then promoted to assistant general manager of the Cavs in July of 2017, where he first served under GM Altman. He was officially promoted to general manager this Wednesday.

This news comes just days after Cleveland hosted 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend and its festivities. Center Jarrett Allen and guard Darius Garland represented the Cavs in the All-Star Game as reserves for Team LeBron. The former Cavs star’s team came out on top with a final score of 163-160 Sunday night.

The team went into the break with a solid record and position in the Eastern Conference. They sit just below the Philadelphia 76ers at fourth in the East with a winning record of 35-23.

Cleveland will play its first game back from the All-Star Break Thursday night when they travel to take on the Detroit Pistons. This will also be the team’s first game under new management.

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