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Cavs Koby Altman: How To Embrace The Next-Man-Up Mentality After An Injury

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Koby Altman is the General Manager for the Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs). He originally joined the Cavaliers as pro personnel manager in August 2012 and was promoted to director of pro player personnel in September 2013. In his previous role as assistant general manager/player personnel, Altman is tasked with talent evaluation of athletes across all levels of basketball, both domestically and abroad.

In this video, Altman sheds light on how coaches react when a player goes down with an injury. During the off-season they compile an emergency list of players that they can call up from the minor league system or from overseas to play in place of the injured player. He says that by a player getting injured, it gives other younger players more minutes and an opportunity to be the “next-man-up.”