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Hornets coach James Borrego on friction, clarity and working for Michael Jordan

Was Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego a pushover last season? No. But did he try too hard at times to placate players in his first season as an NBA coach? …
Oct 17, 2019

James Borrego on how 2nd Charlotte Hornets season will be different.

Hornets coach James Borrego says there is a “clarity” about what the team is doing this season that will aid him. …
Oct 17, 2019

Michael Jordan sheds tear, credits mom at opening of Novant clinic in Charlotte

Hornets owner and NBA legend Michael Jordan shed a tear Thursday as he helped celebrate the opening of a medical clinic in Charlotte that his $7 million donation made possible. …
Oct 17, 2019

‘Maturity and growth.’ Malik Monk makes big impression, but will it last?

“Maturity and growth.” Those are the words Charlotte Hornets’ coach James Borrego used to describe Malik Monk’s performance Wednesday. Those are the traits a Hornets fan should most want Monk …
Oct 16, 2019

Malik Monk has a big first half in the Hornets’ preseason loss to Pistons

Malik Monk looking comfortable and effective made Wednesday a good night for the Charlotte Hornets. In the Hornets’ final preseason game, a 116-110 home loss to the Detroit Pistons, shooting …
Oct 15, 2019

Hornets rookie PJ Washington already looks like a veteran; is that a star path?

Is rookie PJ Washington a big deal this preseason because he so stands out? Or is it because there isn’t much else on the Charlotte Hornets’ roster that gets fans …
Oct 12, 2019

With so much else to overcome, the Hornets can’t survive all these turnovers

It’s been a long time since the Charlotte Hornets were this prone to turnovers. They committed 23 of them Friday in a 100-87 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, and that’s …
Oct 11, 2019

Hornets rookie P.J. Washington gets first start in preseason loss to 76ers

After a 14-point loss to the Miami Heat on Wednesday, the Charlotte Hornets talked about a lack of energy needed to compete, Two nights later, same energy deficit, same result. …
Oct 10, 2019

Why Hornets rookie PJ Washington headed for ‘significant’ role, maybe even a starter

The most interesting — and potentially consequential — thing I’ve heard this Charlotte Hornets preseason: If rookie PJ Washington continues playing as well as he has demonstrated, it will “significantly” …
Oct 10, 2019

Hornets sign 2nd-round pick Jalen McDaniels; likely headed to Greensboro Swarm

The Charlotte Hornets have signed San Diego State forward Jalen McDaniels, the second of their two second-round picks in June. McDaniels, 6-foot-10, is considered a long-term project. He figures to …
Oct 10, 2019

Hornets defense was horrible; preseason fix-it time or something more ominous?

“This is not a quick fix. We’re in this for the long haul.” That’s how Charlotte Hornets’ coach James Borrego summed up the situation after the sort of preseason performance …
Oct 9, 2019

The Hornets defense was particularly brutal in a home preseason loss to Miami

This game didn’t count for the Charlotte Hornets, but it still ought to sting. The Miami Heat showed up in Charlotte Wednesday after playing Tuesday at home against the San …
Oct 8, 2019

Ex-N.C. governor blasts Adam Silver, NBA as hypocrites in approach to HB2 vs. China

Former N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory calls the NBA hypocritical in how it’s dealing with the demonstrations in Hong Kong vs. how it treated Charlotte and the state in 2016 during …
Oct 7, 2019

‘Fantastic’ start by Hornets’ PJ Washington creates a nice kind of problem

Marvin Williams knows smart and studious. That’s how he knew Charlotte Hornets rookie PJ Washington would be just fine in the NBA. Williams isn’t saying every game will be like …
Oct 7, 2019

Kemba Walker on playing Charlotte Hornets

Walker’s preseason debut Sunday with the Celtics will be against his former teammates. Walker planned to host them for dinner Saturday in Boston. …