Report: Gilbert talked front office with Altman

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert could be footing a bill for $300 million next year if LeBron James reups with the team this summer.

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert met with assistant general manager Koby Altman to discuss the “future of the front office,” according to a report from ESPN.

The two reportedly had dinner Monday in Las Vegas, where the Cavs’ summer team is playing.

Altman has been the team’s point man since Gilbert parted ways with former GM David Griffin shortly after the season. One league source told Amico Hoops that Altman has done “a hell of a good job” since taking over the team’s potential transactions.

Koby Altman

Also, multiple league sources have told Amico Hoops that Gilbert will consider Altman for the job as next Cavs GM.

Altman was hired as the Cavs’ pro personnel manager in 2012 by former GM Chris Grant. Altman was promoted to director of pro player personnel in 2013, then to assistant GM/player personnel in September of last year.

As assistant GM, Altman is in charge of both domestic and international scouting. Mostly, he assisted Griffin in all aspects the Cavs’ basketball operations.

Prior to joining the Cavs, Altman was an assistant coach at Columbia University, where he also headed the school’s developmental basketball program.

Altman interviewed for an assistant GM position with the San Antonio Spurs last summer before being promoted by the Cavs.

Former NBA point guard and current TV analyst Chauncey Billups turned down an offer from the Cavs to be the team’s top basketball executive.

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