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Hornets basketball ops president Rod Higgins steps down

Posted June 13

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— Rod Higgins, who has been with the Charlotte Hornets for seven years, has stepped down as the team's president of basketball operations, the team announced early Friday. 

“I would like to thank Rod for his seven years of dedication to this organization,” Chairman Michael Jordan said in a statement. “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.”

Rich Cho will remain in his capacity as general manager and assume responsibility for the team’s basketball operations. He will report to Jordan and Vice Chairman Curtis Polk.

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