Struggling Hornets fire general manager amid 24-33 season
The struggling 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."
Hornets promote Buzz Peterson to assistant GM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets have promoted Buzz Peterson to assistant general manager.
Peterson, 54, has spent the past five seasons with the Hornets organization, serving most recently as the senior adviser to basketball operations. Peterson played college basketball at North Carolina with Hornets owner Michael Jordan. They were college roommates and remain close friends.
Peterson replaces Chad Buchanan, who was hired this offseason by the Indiana Pacers.