AP source: Atkinson decides not to coach Charlotte Hornets
The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to terms on a contract with Atkinson, now a Golden State Warriors assistant, to become their next coach, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because Atkinson has not yet signed the contract. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) (Nick Wass)Kenny Atkinson’s tenure as coach of the Charlotte Hornets is over before it started. One Golden State assistant — Mike Brown — is leaving to become head coach in Sacramento. Golden State coach Steve Kerr also wouldn't talk about Atkinson's looming move in recent days, only saying that he wouldn't until the hiring became official.wftv.com
AP source: Mike D'Antoni among Hornets coaching candidates
The Charlotte Hornets have begun their search for a head coach, asking permission to speak with several candidates, said a person familiar with the situation. The person says the list includes two-time NBA coach of the year and New Orleans Pelicans consultant D’Antoni. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File) (Michael Dwyer)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have begun their search for a head coach, requesting permission to interview several candidates for the opening, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the Hornets have not released a list of coaching candidates. He won NBA coach of the year in 2005 and 2017 and has amassed a record of 672-527 record in the regular season and 54-56 mark in the postseason.wftv.com
Charlotte Hornets fire coach James Borrego after 4 seasons
Wizards Hornets Basketball Charlotte Hornets head coach James Borrego calls a play during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Rusty Jones) (Rusty Jones)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have fired coach James Borrego after blowout losses in back-to-back seasons in the play-in tournament. The 44-year-old Borrego was 138-163 in four seasons with the Hornets and had received a multi-year contract extension last August. The Hornets have not make the playoffs since the 2015-16 season and have not won a playoff series since the 2001-02 season. Charlotte has improved its win total by 10 in each of the past two seasons under Borrego and the coach expressed his optimism about the team moving forward after exit interviews. Several Hornets players had said prior to the season if the team didn't make the playoffs it would be considered a disappointment.wftv.com
AP source: Hornets fire coach Borrego after 4 seasons
Wizards Hornets Basketball Charlotte Hornets head coach James Borrego calls a play during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Rusty Jones) (Rusty Jones)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have fired coach James Borrego, said a person familiar with the situation. The 44-year-old Borrego was 138-163 in four seasons with the Hornets. Charlotte finished 43-39 this season, but was blown out in the play-in game for the second straight year. They lost 132-103 at Atlanta in the play-in game, one year after losing to Indiana by 27 points as the 10 seed. and the Hornets struggled to defend Trae Young and the Hawks in the play-in game.wftv.com
Choo-choo: Hornets' play-in arrival blocked by freight train
By a freight train, of all things. One of those trains stopped on a crossing before the game, blocking the Hornets' chartered buses from reaching the players' entrance on the bottom level of the arena. "I've been coming to this arena for 20 years, and I've never seen a train stop before the game." He seemed to imply that the Hawks had something to do with the freight train stopping at the crossing. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/nba and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Hornets top Spurs, leaving Popovich win short of NBA record
Terry Rozier scored 31 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat San Antonio 123-117 on Saturday night, leaving Spurs coach Gregg Popovich a victory short of tying the NBA record. San Antonio has lost four straight since beating Washington on Feb. 25 to move Popovich within one of Don Nelson’s record of 1,335 regular-season victories. LaMelo Ball added 24 points for Charlotte, P.J. Washington and Montrezl Harrell each had 15 and Mason Plumlee had 13 rebounds.news.yahoo.com
Hornets break franchise record with 158-126 win over Pacers
Hornets Pacers Basketball Indiana Pacers center Goga Bitadze (88) shoots between Charlotte Hornets defenders P.J. Washington (25) and Kelly Oubre Jr. during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. They made 24 3-pointers, broke the franchise’s single-game scoring record and produced the highest point total in the NBA this season with a 158-126 win over the Indiana Pacers. You’ve got to use it as motivation.”TIP-INSHornets: Charlotte also topped its previous record scoring total, set in a 146-143 overtime loss to Houston in November. Charlotte’s 141-point game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 24, 1993, was the team’s top scoring total in regulation.wftv.com
Devin Booker returns, NBA-leading Suns rout Hornets 137-106
Hornets Suns Basketball Charlotte Hornets guard Ish Smith, left, drives past Phoenix Suns center JaVale McGee (00) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) (Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — (AP) — Devin Booker had 16 points in his return to Phoenix's lineup and the NBA-leading Suns set a season-scoring high in a 137-106 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night. After missing seven games because of a hamstring injury, Booker played 26 minutes, and sat out the fourth quarter with Phoenix well ahead. Javale McGee had 19 points in 16 minutes off the bench, and Mikal Bridges also scored 16 points. Landry Shamet also scored 15 points, Jae Crowder and Chris Paul had 14 each, Cam Johnson 12 and Cameron Payne 11.wftv.com
Hornets give coach James Borrego a multiyear extension
Hornets Borrego Extension Basketball FILE - Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego, center, laughs with Charlotte Hornets Devonte' Graham, P.J. The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a multiyear contract extension with coach James Borrego, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File) (Nell Redmond)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — (AP) — The Hornets believe coach James Borrego can turn things around in Charlotte. The Hornets announced Monday they’ve signed Borrego to a multiyear contract extension. “We’re extremely pleased with the job that coach Borrego and his staff have done in their three years in Charlotte,” general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a news release.wftv.com
AP source: Hornets give coach Borrego a multiyear extension
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a multiyear contract extension with coach James Borrego, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the extension. Borrego is 95-124 in three seasons with the Hornets, but has given team owner Michael Jordan enough confidence that things are moving in the right direction. The Hornets were 33-39 last year and lost to the Indiana Pacers in the play-in game. ___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Green notches triple-double, Warriors avenge loss to Hornets
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, celebrates with forward Draymond Green (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in San Francisco, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO – Do-everything Draymond Green vowed to make up for losing his cool and costing Golden State a win at Charlotte last weekend. Terry Rozier made an off-balance jumper from the left corner as time expired for a 102-100 win by the Hornets. The Warriors have won three straight after having consecutive victories seven different times previously without winning a third in a row. It's the first matchup between the opponents this season and Charlotte has won three straight over the Kings.
Kerr: Green 'crossed the line' in Warriors' loss to Hornets
“He crossed the line, that's the main thing,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said about Green, who has a history of in-game outbursts. Green did not participate in the Warriors' videoconference call after the game. Kerr said Green was apologetic after the game, but he will speak to him in private more about the incident. Washington finished with 15 points to help the Hornets overcame a season-high 25 turnovers to beat the Warriors without Stephen Curry. For the Warriors, it was their second tough loss in two nights after falling the Orlando Magic 124-120.
Hayward finding success in more prominent role with Hornets
Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward, left, looks to pass against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Hayward took the road less traveled this offseason when he opted out of his contract with the high-profile Celtics and chose to come to Charlotte to take on a more prominent role and the opportunity to help build a young Hornets team into a playoff contender. When the Hornets need a basket in the fourth quarter, they often defer to Hayward. “It seems like yesterday that I was these guys — I was the young guy,” Hayward said with a laugh. Hayward said his sole focus is on helping the Hornets end a four-year playoff drought.
Rookie PG Anthony scores career-best 21 , Magic beat Hornets
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando Magic rookie point guard Cole Anthony is getting more comfortable the more he plays in the NBA. Anthony’s comfort level showed Monday night when he posted a career-best scoring performance and outplayed fellow rookie guard LaMelo Ball. Anthony scored a career-best 21 points and got plenty of help from center Nikola Vucevic’s 13th double-double of the season as the Magic defeated the Charlotte Hornets 117-108 to snap a two-game slide. Devonte Graham had 21 for Charlotte, which lost to the Magic for the fifth time in six meetings. “We had good momentum going into halftime and for whatever reason we came out flat in the third quarter,” Charlotte coach James Borrego said.
LaMelo Ball becomes youngest NBA player with triple-double
Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela (15) fouls Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)CHARLOTTE, N.C. – LaMelo Ball isn't wasting any time making an impact in the NBA. “I live my life and I know what I’m capable of, so stuff like doesn’t move me like that," Ball said. “I know that's supposed to happen.”Ball replaced Markelle Fultz as the youngest NBA player to record a triple-double by 177 days. He became only the fifth rookie in NBA history to record a triple-double and the first Hornets player to do it coming off the bench.
Back to work: NBA's non-Disney clubs start team workouts
The teams that didn't qualify for the restart of the NBA season at Walt Disney World could begin voluntary workouts Wednesday, Sept. 23, to start preparing for their next game whenever that is. Karl Anthony-Towns got to work in Minnesota and his old coach started to mold his new team in New York. After six months without one, it felt so good for some NBA teams to practice again that even Allen Iverson might've enjoyed it. “It gives us some sense of continuity, some sense of togetherness,” said Love, who didn’t want to miss the voluntary workouts. Coaches who didn't know what to expect were pleasantly surprised by the level of play they saw.