The Cleveland Cavaliers have promoted Mike Gansey to director of development league operations and Cavaliers basketball operations assistant, as the team announced on Monday. The move expands the role of one of the top up-and-coming executives in the league.
Last season, Gansey was a Cavaliers basketball operations assistant, but now the 29-year-old is adding to his responsibilities. As the post describes, Gansey will work closely with other top executives in the basketball operations of the Canton Charge, Cleveland's owned-and-operated NBA D-League team.
Before being hired by the Cavaliers, Gansey played basketball professionally in Europe and in the D-League. He was also a top college basketball player for West Virginia, leading the Mountaineers to the Sweet 16 during his senior year.