The Charlotte Hornets have begun to secure permission to interview candidates for their general manager vacancy.

Mitch Kupchak remains a frontrunner to replace Rich Cho.

Charlotte has received permission to speak with Philadelphia 76ers vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley, Houston Rockets executive vice president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas, and Miami Heat assistant general manager Adam Simon.

Kupchak has a long-standing relationship with Michael Jordan.