Grizzlies executive Rich Cho speaks out against attacks on Asian Americans
Once the NBA's first Asian American GM in Charlotte, Cho is resolute: 'We cannot allow these behaviors to become normalized.'
From NBA.com News Services
Grizzlies VP of Basketball Strategy Rich Cho, one of the league’s highest ranking Asian American executives, spoke out on the recent increase of attacks against Asian Americans.
In an interview with Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Cho discussed the heightened focus on social justice in the past year, particularly as it pertains to the Black community in America and now the AAPI one as well.
“Hate crimes and hate speech are things so cruel and reprehensible, yet they occur almost daily. Many of these attacks never even make the news, but they still happen. We cannot let this behavior ever become normalized.”
Rich Cho, the first Asian general manager in NBA history, speaks to @YahooSports on the hate crimes against Asian community: “We cannot let this behavior ever become normalized.” https://t.co/qnnppPSKlT
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) March 19, 2021
Cho previously served as general manager in Portland (2010-11), becoming the first Asian American to fill that role for an NBA franchise, and Charlotte (2011-18).