Hornets President Rod Higgins threw the NBA-loving world for a loop after Game Four of the Finals ended–he resigned from his position with the team.
Charlotte owner Michael Jordan made the announcement in a statement:
“I would like to thank Rod for his seven years of dedication to this organization,” Hornets owner Michael Jordan said in the press release. “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.”
Higgins joined the team on May 31, 2007, replacing Bernie Bickerstaff as general manager. He would not become president of operations until 2011 when Richard Cho was brought in to take over as GM.
During his tenure the team was not very successful with a losing record in five of the seven seasons and just two playoff berths, both sweeps in the first round. He was also with the club when it recorded a record low winning percentage of just .106 during the 2011-12 season.
Cho will take over the duties as president of basketball operations as well as his general manager.[CBSSports]