Jeff Bower, Hornets ‘Mutually Agree’ to Part Ways

by July 14, 2010

And by “mutually agree”, I mean the Hornets likely asked Bower to no longer show up for work. From the Times Picayune: “The New Orleans Hornets team president Hugh Weber said on Tuesday that the franchise and General Manager Jeff Bower have mutually agreed to part ways, effective immediately. A search for his replacement is underway. Bower attended the Hornets’ summer league shootaround practice on Tuesday morning, but he left without speaking to the media. ‘We feel it is in the best interest for us and Jeff to part ways at this time.’ Weber said. ‘Our search for a new general manager is already underway. We will target basketball minds that are highly respected in the basketball circles and someone that will help in our pursuit of building a championship team.’ Bower spent more than 14 seasons with the club, serving various scouting, coaching and general manager positions.”