The Cavaliers held a press conference Wednesday to introduce new general manager Koby Altman, and the main discussion points involved Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. But there was an interesting moment when Altman was asked about a reported Paul George trade by Indiana.
Altman did his best to avoid answering the question directly, and instead opted for a broad response saying, “I made 200 phone calls on draft night that weren’t reported on. We were very active.” But when he was finished with his response, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert interjected.
The comment was so shocking, Altman couldn’t contain his laughter. After the broadcast aired, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst made a note of it as well.
“I’m going to be honest with you, the thing that happened in this press conference that made my eyes go open the most was Dan Gilbert taking a shot at the Indiana Pacers for what they got for Paul George, saying openly, he thinks they could have done better,” Windhorst said on air. “That was a pretty shocking moment, that’s not something you’re going to see at too many press conferences.”
“I don’t have a laundry list of ‘I can’t wait until I have the initials after my name so I can do X, Y and Z,’” Girsch told me after the presser.
That’s proven to be true. They’ve stayed with the status quo even as the Cubs made a bold move to acquire starting pitcher Jose Quintana and the Brewers have been connected to most controllable players on the market.