Bobcats GM Rich Cho: Disappointed In Not Getting #1 Pick In NBA Draft
Mac Attack 6/1/12: After the Charlotte Bobcats received the #2 pick in the NBA 2012 Draft this year, Bobcats GM Rich Cho talked with “The Mac Attack” about the tough loss of not getting the first draft pick and also their plans for the team with the second pick.
“It was obviously a disappointment, and I’d be lying if it wasn’t a disappointment,” Cho says. The team had more of a chance getting the 4th pick based on the stats, but they were happy getting the second pick instead of the fourth.
In regards to Anthony Davis, Cho felt that every team in the league was gunning to get him on their team. Historically, there have been great players at the #2 position, and “happy we control our own destiny in having #3 or #4…and we look forward to the draft process.”
Cho does like #2 quite a bit and will look at options to trade down or trade a player, but it seems they will keep the second pick in the draft based on his answer.
“Everybody has their own philosophy on building their team,” he says. “I’m not interested in being an 8th, 9th, 10th seed.” Cho makes a lot of comparisons to the Bobcats being like the Oklahoma City Thunder when they were rebuilding, getting younger players, and building from the ground up.
In the Bobcats search for a new coach, Cho is still narrowing the list down. “Coach Sloan’s age does not matter,” Cho says. They are looking for a up and comer that is ready to grow, passionate about the sport, and even an experienced coach that can teach and can develop players efficiently.