Jun 28, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins speaks to the media during the first round pick Cody Zeller introduction press conference at Time Warner Arena. Mandatory Credit: Curtis Wilson-USA TODAY Sports

Rod Higgins steps down as Hornets president


The Charlotte Hornets announced late Thursday night that president of basketball operations Rod Higgins has stepped down from the position. Not only is this shocking news, but it was also really weird timing, as the news was broke at 12:21 a.m., shortly after Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

 

Team owner Michael Jordan had this to say: “I would like to thank Rod for his seven years of dedication to this organization, Rod has been a consummate professional throughout his time with the team. Thanks to his hard work and commitment, we have an improved roster and we are poised for success in the future. Rod was of great help to me as I navigated my first four years as majority owner of this franchise. I wish him all the best.”

Michael Jordan also added “He worked alongside Charlotte general manager Rich Cho in the front office, and now Cho will assume responsibility for the team’s basketball operations.”

I was not expecting this to happen, especially with the timing. Charlotte has a bright future and they are primed to be players in free agency this off-season. If it is due to health reasons, best of wishes to Rod Higgins.

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  • http://swarmandsting.com/ C.J. Suttles

    It’s been pointed out that the Higgins stepping down may have just been a result of his three year contract expiring. Cho is in almost complete control. should be interesting. I’m looking forward to it.

  • David

    Believe it or not, Cho helped build the Trailblazers to what they are today, so l can’t say he’s a bad GM, but it is strange that Higgins resigns after It’s reported that MJ has Billionaire status….Maybe MJ decided to go in a different direction & trusts Cho enough to do so