Koby Altman, Cleveland Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations, has been arrested for committing a traffic violation while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Credit: AP Photo/Phil Long
Credit AP Photo/Phil Long

Cleveland Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman was charged with impaired driving, FOX8 News reported.

Altman, 41, was stopped by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers Friday on State Route 2 in Cleveland, troopers confirmed to WOIO, a CBS affiliate in Cleveland. Altman was driving a 2022 Lexus, committing a traffic violation while traveling east in Cleveland at approximately 8:53 p.m.

Troopers observed the Cavs executive displaying signs of impairment and placed him under arrest, and later charged Altman with a marked lanes violation and OVI (Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence). Altman was reportedly cooperative and respectful throughout the stop.

Koby Altman came in second place in voting for NBA basketball executive of the year. Altman lost out to Sacramento Kings general manager Monte McNair, who claimed 16 first-place votes and 98 total points. Utah's Justin Zanik came in third.

The Cavaliers named Altman the team's general manager in 2017 prior to taking over as the President of Basketball Operations. Altman signed an extension with the team in 2022 that would keep him in Cleveland until the 2027-28 NBA season.

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