Rich Cho’s journey from immigrant child to general manager
There is no one path to being an NBA general manager, but Rich Cho’s was dramatically different than any others.
He was born in Burma and came to the United States at age 3, as he told the Asian-focused publication Hyphen.
He eventually went on to Washington State and earned an engineering degree, which he parlayed into a comfortable job with Boeing for five years. But he wanted to get into sports and sports management, and he knew that the best way to do that was with a law degree. So goodbye stable job, hello loans and classes on torts.
After he got his law degree he landed a job with the Sonics -- based in part on a legendary introductory letter -- and from there climbed the ladder through a combination of brains and work ethic. Two things most GMs do share.
So what are his plans as GM?