The Charlotte Hornets have decided on the man they want to run their basketball operations, according to a report.
The Hornets, owned by Michael Jordan, have formally offered their vacant general manager position to Mitch Kupchak, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.
Mitch Kupchak, the longtime Los Angeles Lakers executive, has been offered the post of general manager for the Michael Jordan-owned Charlotte Hornets. https://t.co/pOHIibeZPB
— NYT Sports (@NYTSports) April 2, 2018
Kupchak, a former college star at North Carolina, Jordan’s alma mater, is a former Los Angeles Lakers executive.
The Hornets announced in late February that general manager Rich Cho, in the final year of his contract, would not be brought back.
Kupchak spent nearly four decades in the Lakers organization, beginning as a player in 1981, then 30 years in the front office, the final 17 as the man in charge.
He was dismissed in February 2017, 19 days before Magic Johnson came back to the Lakers in an executive role.