Cavaliers president of basketball operations Koby Altman refused a breathalyzer take a look at and appeared to wrestle with sobriety exams earlier than he was arrested for working a automobile beneath the affect on Friday.
In a video obtained by TMZ Sports and local Cleveland station WKYC, Altman was pulled over at round 9 p.m. and informed an Ohio State Freeway Patrol officer that he labored for the Cavaliers, after which tried to elucidate that he was exhausted from an abroad journey and was simply making an attempt to get residence.
The officer then defined to Atlman that the rationale he stopped the Cavaliers government was that he almost triggered an accident by swerving and almost placing one other driver.
He then took a walk-and-turn take a look at and a one-leg stability take a look at, and throughout the latter, Altman informed the officer that his directives had been throwing off his efficiency.
Altman, who once more famous his work in sports activities, additionally claimed that the one-leg take a look at was a tricky one, although the officer stated the stability needs to be simpler due to his work in athletics.
As he appeared to wrestle and stumble throughout the balancing take a look at, he stated: “You’re messing me up. … See you messed me up, let me do it.”
“How did I mess you up?” the officer requested after the Cavs exec stumbled earlier than catching his stability.
“As a result of I’m focusing,” Altman replied.
Altman was then given the choice to take a breathalyzer take a look at, which he refused, after which he was arrested and charged with marked lanes violation and working a automobile whereas impaired.
In keeping with TMZ and Cleveland 19, his lawyer entered a not responsible plea in Cleveland Municipal Court docket for Altman on Tuesday.
Over the weekend, the Cavaliers addressed the scenario in an announcement however didn’t focus on his future with the membership or what impact the arrest might need.
“We’re conscious of an incident involving Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman. We’re at present gathering extra data and haven’t any additional remark right now.”
Altman, who performed collegiately at Middlebury, joined the Cavaliers in 2012 after 5 years of working as an assistant coach at Amherst, Southern Illinois and Columbia.
The Brooklyn native — a New Utrecht graduate — was Cleveland’s director of professional personnel for its 2016 NBA title after which grew to become the crew’s common supervisor in July 2017.
He was promoted to president of basketball operations in 2022.
- Cavaliers president Koby Altman refused breathalyzer earlier than arrest
- Examine all information and articles from the most recent NBA updates.