Blazers part ways with General Manager Rich Cho

The Blazers announced Monday that they have parted ways with General Manager Rich Cho. Blazers director of college scouting Chad Buchanan was named acting general manager.

“The fit between Rich and our team simply wasn’t right,” said Trail Blazers President Larry Miller in a press release. “This was a tough move because I respect Rich and he’s a good person with many strong skills. But it simply wasn’t a good match.”

Blazers owner Paul Allen said it was a tough call to make, but is aimed at improving the franchise.

“This decision, as difficult as it was to make, reflects our willingness to admit and recognize that things haven’t worked out,” Allen said. “We’re going to be tough on ourselves in assessing what we could have done better, and then go out and find the executive who is the best fit with the needs of our franchise. That chemistry and connection is critically important.”

The Trail Blazers will hold a press conference with Larry Miller today at 4 p.m.

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