Koby Altman has been married to his wife, Rachel Garson, for over 5 years.
Despite being a familiar name in the NBA community, Altman successfully kept his relationship a secret for many years.
Nevertheless, it all came to light after the news of their engagement appeared in the Cleveland Jewish News in 2017.
The pair eventually tied the knot a year later.
Koby Altman is an American former coach and basketball executive who serves as the President of Basketball Operations of the NBA club Cleveland Cavaliers.
Altman joined the Cavaliers in 2012, working at their front office for nearly four years before becoming the team’s director of pro personnel.
He was the club’s assistant general manager some months later in the 2016-2017 season.
Koby eventually assumed the post of the club’s general manager in 2017.
Following that, he was only one of four African-American GMs in the league. Similarly, he also became one of the few GMs who belonged to the Jewish community.
Koby Altman Wife Rachael Garson: Married Life And Kids
As mentioned earlier, the basketball executive is married to his wife, Rachel Garson.
Rachel Emily Garson was born to her parents, Marci and Brent, who are Ohio residents.
Born and raised in Orange, Ohio, Garson studied nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
She was still working as a registered nurse at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital during her engagement announcement to Koby Altman.
It is unclear how the two met, but the media reported that Koby proposed to her for marriage after his 35th birthday in September 2017 after years of dating.
Their daughter, Sophie Jane Altman, was born in December 2017 and was diagnosed with gastroschisis while still inside her mother’s womb. However, she recovered fully and is in good health now.
Rachel and Koby married in August 2018 with their friends and family in Cleveland. The American basketball executive David Griffin officiated their marriage.
Briefly On Altman’s Family And Early Career
Koby Altman was born to his mother, Deborah Altman, on September 16, 1982, in Brooklyn, New York. He was her only child.
His mother, Deborah, was a social worker and did a job at Sheepshead Bay High School.
With his dad nowhere around him during childhood, Altman was raised by his mother as a single parent.
His family was a lower middle class, but his mom did not let him feel short of anything while growing up.
Altman describes Deborah as a loving, strong, and independent lady who taught him about everything she knew, including basketball.
A University of North Carolina graduate, Deborah had been obsessed with the game since college and became a New York Knicks fan.
Koby also inherited a love for games from his mother and played basketball from an early age.
After graduating in 1999, Koby attended Middlebury College, where he was a point guard for his college’s basketball team. However, he never played professional basketball.
He began his coaching career in 2007 as an assistant coach at Amherst College.
Altman later served as a coach at two more colleges, namely Southern Illinois (2009-2010) and Columbia (2010-2012), before joining the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2012.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Who Is The Wife Of Koby Altman?
Koby Altman exchanged wedding vows with Rachael Garson in 2018.