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Quiet Start to Free Agency for Hornets

The free agent season has been a bit of a let down for Hornets fans, but stay optimistic there is lots of opportunity out there. As we all sit in the waiting room of Lebron James decision, the Hornets have lots of irons in the fire. Names like Lance Stephenson, Gordan Heyward and even Carmelo Anthony have been linked to the team.Also, the Hornets General Manager, Rich Cho, is not...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets look into altercation involving Hairston

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets say they are looking into an altercation involving rookie P.J. Hairston and a person his agent described as an area high school player during a pickup basketball game at the Durham YMCA. The Hornets issued a statement Sunday night saying they're aware of the incident and "are in the process of gathering additional information."...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
2 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Charlotte Hornets introduce Noah Vonleh

Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, along with North Carolina’s P.J. Hairston, was introduced by the Charlotte Hornets on Friday afternoon in a press conference with general manager Rich Cho. Vonleh was the nith pick in the draft and the third lottery pick for Indiana in the last two seasons. Watch his full press conference in the embedded media player […] The post Video: Charlotte Hornets...
Via Inside the Hall
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hornets: A Quick Look Back and an Optimistic Look Forward

 The Hornets: A Quick Look Back and an Optimistic Look Forward  This morning I awoke with every intention of having breakfast and sitting down with a cup of coffee to write an assessment of the Charlotte Hornet’s draft picks and moves from Thursday night. While I managed to get the first two items crossed off my list, I just couldn’t bring myself to write a post-draft review...
Via Trade Street Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blogcat’s Take, 6/28

My lord, find me a happier set of weeks in Bobcats/Hornets history since...ever? I guess with the franchise’s recent agreement with the NBA you’re technically allowed to reach back to the original Charlotte Hornets, but those don’t count because I wasn’t there. Yes, I had a Charlotte Hornets baseball cap as a kid, but that’s only because it was issued to me in suburban...
Via BobcatsPlanet
11 days ago  |  Discuss

PJ Hairston convinced Charlotte Hornets he’s owned up to his mistakes

Charlotte Hornets general manager Rich Cho is a bit preoccupied with intel. He makes it his job to know every obscure thing about players he might acquire, to avoid wasting a draft pick or salary-cap space on a losing bet. On Thursday the Hornets bet the 26th pick on shooting guard P.J. Hairston, who made a mountain of trouble for himself that cost him his remaining college eligibility...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets seek backup point guard, frontcourt depth

Shooting might be the Charlotte Hornets’ most obvious need, but it isn’t the only one. They have to fill the backup point guard spot, and general manager Rich Cho would like to add frontcourt depth. • If the Hornets choose to use one of their first-round picks (Nos. 9 and 24) on a point guard, three names worth noting are UCLA’s Zach LaVine, Louisiana-Lafayette’s Elfrid...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh McRoberts Declines Player Option For 14-15

Josh McRoberts has decided to decline his player option for the 2014-15 season. McRoberts averaged 8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in his first season with Charlotte. "Josh McRoberts did not exercise his player option," Rich Cho said on Wednesday. "He will be a free agent. He is a big part of our team and we hope to re-sign him."
Via RealGM
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh McRoberts will become a Free Agent

Josh McRoberts has chosen to become an unrestricted free agent. He was reportedly scheduled to make near $2.7 million next season but now it is possible that he could double that salary. Despite the fact that he opted out, the Hornets have every intention to re-sign him. Michael Jordan called McRoberts the “connect-the-dots”  guy and Rich Cho stated that McRoberts “was a big...
Via KC Sports Ninja
21 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rod Higgins Steps Down As Hornets President

The Associated Press is reporting that Rod Higgins has resigned his post as Charlotte Hornets team president.  Rich Cho will handle the teams personnel decisions from now on. Hornets owner Michael Jordan thanked Higgins in a statement. “Rod has been a consummate professional throughout his time with the team,” Jordan said. “Thanks to his hard work and commitment, we have an...
Via BlackSportsOnline
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rod Higgins Steps Down As Hornets President

The Associated Press is reporting that Rod Higgins has resigned his post as Charlotte Hornets team president.  Rich Cho will handle the teams personnel decisions from now on. Hornets owner Michael Jordan thanked Higgins in a statement. “Rod has been a consummate professional throughout his time with the team,” Jordan said. “Thanks to his hard work and commitment, we have...
Via Thacover2
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte’s Rod Higgins Resigns

Recently, the Charlotte Bobcats changed their name to the Hornets, a more relevant name for the city’s team. Now, another change has occurred in Charlotte. Rod Higgins, the Hornets’ President of Basketball Operations, stepped down from his position with the team, effective immediately. Higgins, a man with ties to the NBA going way back, was a player for 13 years, a GM for 7 seasons...
Via The League News
26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

FOX Sports Carolinas joins Hornets, Lowe's to donate to Charlotte area teachers

CHAROTTE -- Long, hard yard work usually comes with blisters, splinters, calluses and lots of sweat, with the end result of having the satisfaction that your yard has greatly improved its looks. But it's something entirely different when the yard isn't yours. Some 250 volunteers from the Charlotte Hornets, Fox Sports Carolinas/SportsSouth and Lowe's gathered Monday morning...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 09, 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

Poor shooting dooms Bobcats in loss to Pacers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Both the Indiana Pacers (14-1) and Charlotte Bobcats (7-9) were shooting below 30 percent for the first three quarters in an unsightly offensive game that allowed the Bobcats to keep the Pacers within an arm's reach through three, but a 39-point fourth quarter helped the Pacers blow away the Bobcats 99-74. Here's four observations from the second consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Our Day Won't Come

Years ago I began my public career as a Charlotte Bobcats devotee with the online handle, “Our Day Will Come.” I chose that nick in the firm and optimistic belief that the team would indeed one day shake off the curse of being an expansion team comprised of castoffs and utility players rejected by their then current teams and contend for the NBA championship. Now I have no choice...
Via Trade Street Post
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobcats plan to develop outside shooting from within

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - General manager Rich Cho had three stated goals to address on the Bobcats roster this offseason: interior scoring, rebounding andperimeter shooting. With training camp a week away and the hay already in the barn so to speak, theres no denying the signing of Al Jefferson in free agency and the selectingof Cody Zeller in the NBA Draft addresses the first two. But...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobcats feel they're headed in right direction

Rod Higgins believes the Charlotte Bobcats are a team on the rise. The team president of basketball operations wasn't about to predict how many wins the Bobcats will have in their final season before changing their name to the Hornets, but he expects they'll be ''much improved'' over last season. That won't take much. The Bobcats finished 21-61 last...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Larry Jordan Promoted By Bobcats To Team Director Of Player Personnel

Michael Jordan has promoted his brother, Larry Jordan, to team director of player personnel. Larry Jordan will report to Michael Jordan, Rod Higgins and Rich Cho. Larry Jordan's previous job was team director of special projects.
Via RealGM
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan’s Brother Named Bobcats Director Of Player Personnel

You can say a lot of things about Michael Jordan the owner, but never accuse him of being disloyal to family. Jordan as an owner has the right to make any personnel decision he chooses, and according to Yahoo Sports, Jordan has hired his older brother Larry to be the Bobcats director of player personnel. Larry Jordan, an older brother of Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan...
Via Thacover2
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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