Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA Hed

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA Hed

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Hornets fire GM Cho

The struggling Charlotte Hornets have shaken up their front office, firing general manager Rich Cho on Tuesday.

"Rich worked tirelessly on behalf of our team and instituted a number of management tools that have benefited our organization," Hornets owner Michael Jordan said in a release. "We are deeply committed to our fans and to the city of Charlotte to provide a consistent winner on the court. The search will now begin for our next head of basketball operations who will help us achieve that goal."

Charlotte is 24-33 and on the verge of missing the playoffs for the second straight season.

Jordan's college teammate Buzz Peterson, as hired last year as the team's assistant general manager, is a potential replacement. Former Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak could be another candidate to join Peterson in the front office. …

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