Is Rich Cho Running Bobcats Front Office?
The Charlotte front office is an interesting dynamic. The elephant in the room is (Michael) Jordan. You may remember him as a player. As an executive, he has been somewhat less successful.
Jordan became minority owner of the Bobcats in 2006 and ran the club’s basketball operations through 2010, when he became majority owner. Since then, he turned basketball ops over to (Rod) Higgins, who had served as GM since 2007.
Higgins and (Rich) Cho share front-office duties. Though he is too modest to admit it, Cho is the point man on virtually everything, including the draft, free agency, putting together a summer-league team and the hiring of a coach.
“Rod has been wonderful to work with,” Cho says. “We complement each other really well. He has a smart basketball mind.”
Cho is mindful of not trying to take credit for Charlotte’s front-office decisions. He wants everyone working toward a common goal.