The Hornets are expanding their search for a new GM even though former Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak remains a leading candidate, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The Hornets are looking to replace Rich Cho after announcing last month they wouldn’t extend his contract.
The club has received permission to interview Sixers VP of Player Personnel Marc Eversley, Rockets Executive VP of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas and Heat assistant GM Adam Simon, league sources told Wojnarowski.
However, Kupchak’s longstanding relationship with owner Michael Jordan could still tip the scales in his favor, Wojnarowski adds. The Lakers replaced Kupchak with Magic Johnson last season.
Assistant GM Buzz Peterson is currently running the day-to-day operations for the Hornets and is expected to remain with the organization once a new GM is hired. Charlotte hopes to fill the position by the end of the regular season, Wojnarowski adds.
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Kupchak and Cho were both victims to that huge salary cap spike.
Agreed. Must be tough to have that much money to spend and then do a bad, uncreative job.
Hornets hit my DMs I play a lot of 2k mygm , I have an extensive resume including not one but TWO executive of the year awards
If that has not convinced you I also sport a solid 3.1 gpa at the University of Alabama
^^^ good hire right here
They need a new owner too.
I don’t know how they didn’t move MKG or Williams. Don’t know why on earth they took on Dwights salary. Or why they thought giving Batum 24M was prudent. The only player worth a long term deal will be gone after next year.
Buzz has to stay with the Hornets…who will make the annoying sounds when opponents have the ball if he leaves?