RICH CHO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hornets seeking versatility, shooting prowess with No. 9 pick in NBA draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Heading into Thursday's NBA draft, it seems obvious the Charlotte Hornets -- holding the No. 9 overall pick -- would only target players with a high propensity for long-range shooting. The Hornets have been one of the NBA's worst outside shooting teams over the last four seasons and finished dead-last in 3-point shooting last season -- at 31.8 percent. However...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets general manager 'would love to move up' in the draft

Though the Charlotte Hornets currently have the ninth pick in the NBA draft, that could change on draft night -- if not sooner. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Hornets general manager Rich Cho has been talking to teams about moving up, down, or out of the draft altogether. https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/611553978271207426https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell...
Via Fox Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets won't pass over talent to get a shooter in NBA draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) General manager Rich Cho said while the Charlotte Hornets need a perimeter shooter, it doesn't necessarily guarantee they'll take one with the ninth pick in next week's NBA draft. The Hornets plan to draft the best player available, regardless of whether that is a point guard, power forward or center. ''We're going to address the shooting this summer, but it...
Via Associated Press
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets GM: Stephenson signing 'didn't work out as we expected'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hornets general manager Rich Cho says the Lance Stephenson signing last summer ''didn't work out as we expected it to.'' Cho, speaking at his end-of-season press conference Friday, says when Charlotte signed Stephenson to a three-year, $27 million contract last offseason, ''We thought it would work out a lot better.'' Instead, Stephenson's productivity dropped...
Via Associated Press
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets Win Streak Extends to 5; Knock of Lowly Knicks

There are 2 times that I hate writing any sort of recaps.  I don’t like writing them when we have been blown out.  That is obvious first choice because emotion drives the words to a negative place that I don’t like to go to.  You know what I’m talking about.  I’m sure you’ve been on Twitter during those blowouts and seen that Al should be traded, Lance should be traded...
Via Trade Street Post
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets: Team awaiting NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate Taylor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- General manager Rich Cho says the Hornets are awaiting the outcome on an NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate forward Jeffery Taylor following his arrest on domestic assault charges. Speaking at a media day press conference Monday, Cho said it was "appropriate" for the organization to act "decisively and swiftly" in the matter. The Hornets announced...
Via Associated Press
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets await NBA investigation into Taylor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) General manager Rich Cho says the Hornets are awaiting the outcome on an NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate forward Jeffery Taylor following his arrest on domestic assault charges. Speaking at a media day press conference Monday, Cho said it was ''appropriate'' for the organization to act ''decisively and swiftly'' in the matter. The Hornets...
Via Associated Press
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: The Buzz is Back

I remember in the early ’90s when the Charlotte Hornets were still a new franchise and they had this incredible buzz.(no pun intended) It was a combination of the funky color scheme with the pinstripes and the exciting young players they were acquiring. Larry “Grand Ma Ma” Johnson was all over TV. While Alonzo Mourning was continuing the success of Georgetown centers before...
Via The Front Office News
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rod Higgins Steps Down, Rich Cho To Take Over Decision-Making

Rod Higgins abruptly stepped down as president of basketball operations for the Charlotte Hornets. he news release came shortly after Game 4 of the NBA Finals had ended, an unusual move without much clarification offered for the abruptness. Rich Cho will remain general manager and assume responsibility for the team's basketball operations. He will report to Michael Jordan and Vice...
Via RealGM
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobcats planning to be aggressive this offseason

We wrote previously regarding the Charlotte Bobcats' potential interest in guys like Arron Afflalo and Jameer Nelson this summer, but might they have their sights set higher? According to Lang Greene of Basketball Insiders, GM Rich Cho has the green light from ownership to aggressively pursue avenues that may rapidly improve the team. While the Bobcats will have the money to...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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