Hornets on the Internets: General Management Edition


First, a programming note: We'll be heading off to Summer League again today, and we'll be there for the final two games. So expect some more interviews, hopefully some sleuthing about the general management position, and one of these days, we'll put up some of the pictures.

The big news on the bayou is the Hornets' hunt for a new GM. ESPN's Marc Stein says that Pritchard is the leading candidate:

According to sources with knowledge of New Orleans' thinking, former Portland Trail Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard has emerged as the Hornets' top target early on in the process.

Other candidates on the Hornets' short list, sources said, are Tom Penn (Pritchard's former top aide in Portland), San Antonio Spurs vice president of basketball operations Dell Demps and former Charlotte Hornets star Rex Chapman (currently an executive with the Denver Nuggets).

So it looks like, early in the search, there are two tiers of candidates: the Kevin Pritchard tier and everybody else.

And now that we've dumped him, teams are lining up to get a piece of the Luther Head action. Yahoo's Mark Miller reports that the Milwaulkee Bucks, amongst others, are looking for a bad guard willing to play for the minimum.

Finally, the Times-Pic published an interesting story today about the relationship between Chris Paul and Byron Scott. They started off with the obvious: they're still good friends and talk to each other all the time. And then they drop the hammer:

And from their conversations this summer, Scott said he has detected Paul's growing frustration with the Hornets.

I think it's now a rule in the sports journalism industry that any article regarding the Hornets has to include the fact that Paul is frustrated and wants out of New Orleans if the Hornets don't start winning. It's getting kind of ridiculous.

Scott also talked about his departure from the Hornets:

Scott said he has no ill feelings toward the Hornets about his firing.

"They did what they felt was the right thing to do,'' said Scott. "Do I think it was the right thing? No. You know what? Like I always do, I move on,'' Scott said. "I've proven what I know works.''

That sentiment might not be entirely accurate, but I guess he can't exactly say he's a mediocre coach.

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