Originally created 06/18/04

Hornets promote Bristow to general manager



NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Hornets selected Allan Bristow to replace Bob Bass as general manager on Thursday.

Bristow, a former Hornets coach, was an assistant to Bass last season. Bass announced two months ago that he would retire after the NBA draft June 24.

Bristow will handle the team's day-to-day basketball operations and oversee player personnel decisions.

"I have worked with Allan for seven NBA seasons and I'm very familiar with the basketball expertise that he possesses," Hornets majority owner George Shinn said at a news conference. "He has served in many different capacities in our league from coach to general manager."

Bristow, who played in the NBA from 1973-83, previously was with the Hornets from 1990-96, including five as head coach and one as vice president of basketball operations.