Curtis Polk Rumors

Hornets Sports & Entertainment (HSE) announced today the promotions of Fred Whitfield to President & Vice Chairman, Pete Guelli to Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and James Jordan to Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer. “I’m extremely proud of the strides that we have made as a business under the guidance of our leadership team,” said Hornets Managing Partner Curtis Polk. “Our entire staff has worked very hard to improve every aspect of our business operations from both the team and arena standpoint. The commitment from our fans and partners since our rebrand to the Hornets has been second to none and we are very excited about our organization’s future.”
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Polk said the goal is for the Hornets – 24-33 at the All-Star break – to have a new GM by the end of the season, which would be mid-April assuming the franchise does not qualify for the playoffs. Polk said he anticipates four to six candidates receiving interviews. Polk said some attractive candidates might not be available to interview until the franchises they currently work for have completed their seasons.
Curtis Polk is the most powerful person in the Charlotte Bobcats organization you’ve never heard of. Only Michael Jordan, the team owner and arguably the best basketball player ever, outranks Polk in authority. Though Polk works directly for Jordan, rather than the Bobcats, his power within the organization is clear. Here’s how a team executive, who asked to remain anonymous, described Polk’s monthly visits to Charlotte: “Everyone is answerable to Curtis.”