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Sources: Hornets Targeting Mitch Kupchak for High-Ranking Role

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After declining to offer general manager Rich Cho a new contract, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan is planning to target former Los Angeles Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak for a high-ranking role in the organization, league sources told ESPN.

Jordan is planning to continue grooming assistant GM Buzz Peterson as a foundation of Charlotte’s front office, and Kupchak is a primary target to partner with Peterson, league sources told ESPN.

The Hornets announced Tuesday that Cho’s contract will not be extended and that the search for a new GM will begin immediately.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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