Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bobcats and the Cho-sen one

Occasionally, the Charlotte Bobcats do something that can really surprise you -- sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a bad one.

Today, for the Bobcats, is a good day. They have made an out-of-the-box hire for a new front office man, hiring Rich Cho as their new general manager and moving Rod Higgins upstairs to president of basketball operations.

Cho was the guy on the other side of the Gerald Wallace trade -- the GM who got that deal done for Portland. Then he was mysteriously fired a couple of months later, apparently because he and billionaire owner Paul Allen failed to "connect." Cho was only 11 months into that job when he got fired, but the Trail Blazers have a history of odd moves like that, so I won't hold that against him.

What Cho brings to the Bobcats is an eclectic background (he once worked as an engineer for Boeing and he holds a law degree from Pepperdine) and a vicious work ethic (he began his NBA career as a no-name intern and slowly worked his way up).

Cho has already gone to work for the Bobcats -- his hiring was exclusively reported by The Observer's Rick Bonnell in Tuesday's newspaper and online. Now, ironically, he gets to use one of the draft choices he traded to the Bobcats in the Wallace trade.

6 comments:

J said...

This is a good move. Remember that just a few years ago, Portland had so many players with long rap sheets they became known as the "Jail Blazers." They have done a nice job of rebuilding. I know Cho was only around for the last part of that, but he certainly contributed. He also has been through a franchise relocation, so he knows about that aspect.

Only one concern - he got fired for not being able to "connect" with his owner. By the time he's been Bobcats GM for about 3 days, he's going to figure out that, other than himself, the owner is surrounded by a bunch of spineless, rubber-stamping yes-men. So what happens when Cho has to tell MJ that he's off his rocker about something and the correct course of action is the opposite of what Mike and the Mike Slaves want to do? Will MJ listen, or can him becuase they "don't connect?"

Anonymous said...

You can't count his firing at Portland. They fired the GM before him and they do all sorts of weird stuff.

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