CLEVELAND — One month after promoting Koby Altman to President of Basketball Operations, the Cleveland Cavaliers have made another move in their front office. On Thursday, the Cavs announced that they have promoted Mike Gansey from assistant general manager to general manager -- the title that Altman previously held.
A native of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Gansey has been a member of Cleveland's organization since 2011. In his new position, the 39-year-old "will continue assisting Altman in scouting and personnel decisions, while increasing his role in the Cavaliers draft preparations and logistics," according to the team.
“Mike has been an incredible resource to me and this organization and his work behind the scenes gives me great confidence that he is ready to take on more of a leadership role,” Altman said in a statement. “His community roots provides a unique perspective when evaluating players and the type of commitment needed to make a positive impact in Cleveland. I could not think of a better person to work alongside as we continue building this team toward sustainable success.”
Prior to being appointed as the Cavs' assistant general manager in 2017, Gansey served as the general manager of Cleveland's G-League affiliate Canton Charge and was named the 2016-17 NBA G League Executive of the Year. The former West Virginia University standout spent time in the Charge's front office from 2012-17.
In addition to Gansey, the Cavs have also promoted Brandon Weems to Assistant General Manager from his previous title as Sr. Director of Player Personnel, Jason Hillman to Vice President of Basketball Operations from his previous title as Basketball Chief of Staff/Team Counsel and Jon Nichols to Vice President of Basketball Strategy and Personnel from his previous title of Sr. Director of Strategy & Research.
At 35-23, the Cavs entered the NBA All-Star break tied for the third-best record in the Eastern Conference.