Rich Cho on Trail Blazers getting swept: ‘Being a previous Portland GM, that didn’t disappoint me’
In 2011, the Trail Blazers surprisingly fired Rich Cho after only season as general manager.
Cho – since hired and fired by the Hornets – seems to be holding a grudge.
John Canzano of The Oregonian:
Rich Cho on Blazers getting swept in the first round of the NBA Playoffs: “… being a previous Portland GM, that didn’t disappoint me."— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) April 23, 2018
That’s a sentiment many people hold toward their former employer. Few say so publicly. That Cho did indicates just how strongly he feels.
Under owner Paul Allen, the Trail Blazers have run through numerous executives. It’s part of the culture in Portland, and it leaves a lot of outgoing people bitter.
Current general manager Neil Olshey ought to be mindful of that.