Rich Cho Rumors
Rich Cho broke down racial barriers in 2010 when he was named the general manager of the Portland Trail Blazers, the first Asian American to be hired in that role in the NBA. “The past year has been such a sobering time in the area of racial injustice, particularly as these issues affect the black community and now as incidents rise against Asian Americans,” Cho, who is currently the Memphis Grizzlies VP of basketball strategy, told Yahoo Sports. “Hate crimes and hate speech are things so cruel and reprehensible, yet they occur almost daily. Many of these attacks never even make the news, but they still happen. We cannot let this behavior ever become normalized.”
Cho, 55, says regardless of race, ethnicity and gender, we as a people have an obligation to speak up, embrace racial equality and condemn violence. “The events of the past year have also brought a renewed energy toward openly advocating for racial justice among many groups,” Cho told Yahoo Sports. “While there is still much to be done, I’m encouraged by the outpouring of support across the country from allies who have condemned hate against Asian Americans. As an Asian immigrant and proud father of two young daughters, I’m reminded every day that we have an absolute duty to stand up against any and all forms of racism.”
While Houston’s future with the organization seems safe, the rest of the front office is mostly in flux. According to a source, the Knicks hoped to hire Grizzlies executive Rich Cho but that’s now off the table. Word is Cho is happy in Memphis, where he serves as the vice president of basketball strategy for a franchise on the rise that features Ja Morant.
The GM is a crucial part of the plan, given that Rose has no experience actually running a franchise, and names have begun to flicker through the rumor mill. Artūras Karnišovas’ name has been floated by multiple sources, but the Nuggets’ general manager signed a contract extension last summer and the Knicks would need permission to speak to him and possibly compensation to obtain him. An SNY report said some around the league believe long-time Hornets GM Rich Cho is under consideration.
Denver Nuggets Artūras Karnišovas name has been floated by multiple sources, although he signed a contract extension last summer and the Knicks would need permission to speak to him and possibly compensation to obtain him. An SNY report said that some around the league believe long-time Charlotte Hornets GM Rich Cho is under consideration.
Since we’re still days – weeks? – away from Rose starting, it’s too early to concretely state which coaches or executives will be joining Rose’s Knicks. But one name that several opposing execs expect to get consideration is Rich Cho. Cho, currently an executive with the Memphis Grizzlies, is believed to have a solid relationship with Rose. That’s one reason why those opposing execs see Cho as someone to keep an eye on when it comes to potential additions under Rose.