Cavs GM Koby Altman believes 2018-19 was a ‘positive’ season despite ugly record
Cavs general manager Koby Altman recently joined FOX Sports Ohio’s Cayleigh Griffin for a lengthy ride-along interview. Amid their discussion, Altman noted that he views the 2018-19 season as a “positive,” despite the fact that Cleveland finished with a 19-63 overall record:
“I think last season … obviously, the win/loss total wasn’t how we envisioned it,” Altman said during his ride-along interview with Cayleigh Griffin. “But I think a lot of positive things happened throughout the course of the year. It was a really healthy and positive year for us as a team and as an organization.
“We saw tremendous growth in our young guys in Collin Sexton, who was an All-Rookie selection, and Cedi Osman, who jumped up second-most in points,” Altman added. “Larry Nance Jr. had career highs across the board. So there are some really positive things that we’re building towards this year, and those guys are gonna come back with a lot of momentum and energy.”
“Now it’s about development … getting better … putting these guys into position to be successful.”
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) August 9, 2019
Several teams around the NBA landscape made major moves this offseason, acquiring marquee players during the free-agency period. The Cavs, however, remained relatively quiet on that front, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t improved.
Though they weren’t able to acquire a high-profile free agent this offseason, the Cavs drafted several talented players, and they managed to land one of the best coaches the college ranks has ever known in John Beilein. Along with Beilein, who joins the Cavs after 12 successful seasons with the University of Michigan, the Cavs also hired Lindsay Gottlieb as an assistant coach.
It’s hard to say what the coming season holds for the Cavs, but it’s clear that this team is changing, and it’s geared for the future.