The Charlotte Hornets don’t have their man quite yet, but according to reports, it seems like only a matter of time before the team fills a vacancy in its front office. Charlotte reportedly offered its general manager job to former Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak earlier this week, a move that was expected to happen ever since the team announced it would part ways with Rich Cho.
During an appearance on ESPN, Adrian Wojnarowski was asked by Michelle Beadle to drop a #WojBomb on viewers. Wojnarowski decided to give an update on the search for Kupchak, saying that the two sides are expected to agree to a deal soon.
“Charlotte and Mitch Kupchak, they don’t have an agreement in place yet, but they’ve made significant progress toward Kupchak becoming the president of basketball operations for the Hornets,” Wojnarowski said. “A deal is expected to get done soon here.”
Wojnarowski then took to Twitter and basically reiterated what he said on television.
Hiring Kupchak would be one of those things that makes a ton of sense for Charlotte, and it would be the culmination of a search that appeared to have an obvious frontrunner. This is hardly an easy job with the current cap situation the Hornets possess, but it would still be a win for a Charlotte team that is going to miss the postseason for the second year in a row.