Cleveland Cavaliers president of operations Koby Altman, who heads the team’s offices, was arrested this weekend by agents from the Ohio Highway Patrol. The executive has been charged with driving under the influence and could face suspension or fines if the charges are proven.
According to the agents themselves, they asked Altman to stop when they saw him failing to obey lane lines and showing symptoms of intoxication. Before arresting him, they allowed him to take a breathalyzer test at the arrest site, but the Cavaliers man refused and had to accompany agents.
“We are aware of the incident involving our President of Operations, Kobe Altman. We are currently gathering relevant information, so we have no further comment at this time,” they said in the franchise.
Altman has been a member of the Cleveland office since 2012 and succeeded David Griffin as chief decision-maker in 2017. Under his leadership, the team from Ohio State successfully rebuilt itself into a playoff team after LeBron James left for the second time, allowing him to extend his tenure as president until 2028.
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