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Rich Cho on the Bobcats and the ‘Pleasant Surprise’ of Big Al

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Charlotte Bobcats General Manager Rich Cho joins the Mac Attack to discuss the Bobcats season, pushing for the playoffs and refuses to tamper.

On Steve Clifford: You never know how a coach is going to be until you get him and hiring a coach is one of the hardest things to do in the business. We did a lot of background work on Steve when we were looking at coaches and everything checked out great and he’s been a great addition. He and his staff have done a tremendous job and they’ve set the tone here of extending a great culture among the guys. He’s got the guys playing and working hard and they love playing for him.

On Al Jefferson: Al’s had a great year. He’s been in the league a long time, since he came out of high school and I think he’s been a pleasant surprise for sure, but this is the kind of year we were hoping he’d have.

On Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: He’s one of the youngest players in the league. People forget he’s only 20 years old and doesn’t turn 21 until September. He’s got some work to do on offense, but he’s one of the best wing defenders in the league. When he comes into the game he gives us energy and gives us something a lot of the other guys can’t provide. He’s a work in progress and a very hard worker and this off-season is going to be big for him.

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