According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Hornets are currently condensing their front office and have let go one of their scouts, Scott Howard, as a result.
Hearing that the Hornets, in a condensing of their front office structure, have quietly let go well-regarded longtime scout Scott Howard— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 1, 2015
The removal of Howard isn't the major headline here. Even if he was a well regarded scout, turnover in that area is expected. What's more interesting is Stein reporting the Hornets are condensing their front office.
Charlotte has frequently been making small changes to their front office the last few years, with last year's highlight being the resignation of Rod Higgins. With all the change, it's worth asking if this plan to condense the front office is a part of moving away from the Higgins era and in to the Cho era.There's also the constant fear of owner Michael Jordan thinning ranks to give himself more say in day to day activities, but that's speculation, and there's no major evidence to say this move is related to that.
Either way, the Hornets front office is going to be something worth keeping an eye on over the next few years. They're beginning to make these offseason changes a trend, and we're all curious as to why.