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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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets’ Michael Jordan: Decision to give Rich Cho more power led to Rod Higgins leaving

Owner Michael Jordan’s decision to give more power to general manager Rich Cho led to Rod Higgins leaving the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets abruptly announced Higgins’ departure as president of basketball operations just past midnight Friday, two weeks before the June 26 draft. In an exclusive interview with the Charlotte Observer, Jordan said Friday that he recently offered...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 14, 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...
Via RealGM
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rod Higgins steps down as Hornets President

According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Charlotte Hornets have announced that Rod Higgins, the team's President of Basketball Operations, has stepped down. Rich Cho remains as General Manager. Rod Higgins has been involved with Charlotte since 2007 when he was General Manager of the team. In 2011 when Rich Cho was hired, Higgins was promoted to President of Basketball...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

My Take: How long before Cho is accountable? Part 3

By BRNC Lack of talent the major HornCats problem… I’m going to wrap up the three drafts that Rich Cho has directed for the Bobcats with a look at the teams with top ten picks in two of his three drafts. Those teams were Utah, Toronto, New Orleans, and Portland. I’ll also have a comment [...]
Via BobcatsPlanet
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlotte Bobcats Shrewdly Choose Al Jefferson Over High Pick In Worthless 2014 Draft

Charlotte Bobcats fans had been expecting some free agent fireworks over this 4th of July weekend, just not down their pants. But that’s what we got on Thursday, courtesy of GM Rich Cho, who’d been promising/threatening a bold free agent move for several days. He delivered/detonated one yesterday by signing former Utah Jazz C Al [...]
Via BobcatsPlanet
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

No suck luck: Bobcats slip to No. 4 in draft lottery

Charlotte, N.C. -- General manager Rich Cho walked quietly into the Bobcats' media room Tuesday night, sitting down at the end of the first row of chairs as if he was still digesting the name that had flashed across the screen at the fourth pick and wasnt quite ready to be in front of the microphone just yet. President Rod Higgins followed a minute or so later, both equally despondent...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan steps away from basketball operations

Michael Jordan is reportedly stepping away from the decision-making table for the Charlotte Bobcats. According to an ESPN The Magazine article, Jordan has grown frustrated and upset with the Bobcats' performance under his watch, culminating in the league's worst winning percentage ever last season, .106. Jordan will allow his GM Rich Cho to handle the day-to-day responsibilities...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
September 11, 2012  |  Discuss
DOWN TO BUSINESS

Jordan planning to sell Bobcats?

Michael Jordan reportedly is planning to sell the Charlotte Bobcats if the franchise is unable to turn things around financially.

Via NESN.com
March 31, 2012  |  17 Comments
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