Rich Cho Rumors
The Charlotte Hornets have picked up the option for next season on general manager Rich Cho’s contract, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Hornets recently activated the 2017-18 in Cho’s existing deal.
Rich Cho on if he can confirm the team will be signing Mike Tobey to a contract: “Yes, yes, we’re going to be signing Mike to a 10-day [contract]. He’s going to fly out tonight to Utah [for the team’s matchup against the Jazz on Saturday]. If everything goes as expected, we’ll sign him to a 10-day tomorrow.”
Rich Cho on bringing in a lesser known Miles Plumlee for two veterans like Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes: “Well, we felt like we needed more physicality on the frontline, and athleticism. And those are two things Miles can bring. Those are two of his strengths. He might not be as well known as the other guys [Hawes and Hibbert], but he has been in the league for a while. He’s 28-year-old. We’ve seen him a ton and I think he’s pretty well known within the NBA circle, maybe not to the fans out there as much, but he’s pretty well known within the NBA circle”
Rich Cho on Roy Hibbert’s time in Charlotte: “Well, I think that we had pretty high expectations when we signed Roy and, as you know, he had a really good first game, but then he had some injuries and it’s kind of tough to get in a rhythm, into a groove when you’re up and down with the injuries. Unfortunately, it didn’t work for Roy here, but one thing that you have to do when you’re a team, when you feel like something’s not working, [you have to] try and move on quickly.”
Rich Cho on if they plan on making more moves as the trade deadline approaches: “We’re definitely trying to be active and make a lot of calls, [we’re] taking a lot of calls. We’re trying to improve the team as much as possible. It takes two teams to make a trade, so we’re trying to be active, but at the same time we’re probably not panicking or anything like that.”