Thunder Insider: Shakeup could reach OKC

by Darnell Mayberry Published: March 29, 2010
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/> He’s had a hand in coups such as Thabo Sefolosha’s contract extension last October, a deal that helped OKC avoid having the defensive stopper’s restricted free agency tie up its salary cap room this summer; Nenad Krstic’s offer sheet last season that New Jersey couldn’t afford to match; and the lopsided financially motivated trade with Utah that brought Eric Maynor to town.

Cho also overseas operations for the Thunder-owned Tulsa 66ers of the NBA D-League.

It’s possible, perhaps even probable, that Portland passes up Cho. But if Pritchard gets the ax and the Blazers go in a different direction, it could have a trickle-down effect if their selection is another team’s GM.

Either way, it’s a credit to the Thunder’s organization that its personnel are popping up as potential replacements. It says that Oklahoma City has good people in place beyond its front-man general manager, and it proves the Thunder is indeed doing things the right way.

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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