Latest Charlotte Hornets News

Jordan announces first donations from $100 million pledge

Jul. 29, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan has started sharing details of where some of his $100 million pledge to the Black community will be allocated. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Formerly Incarcerated, Convicted Peoples and Families Movement...

Panthers, Hornets venues approved as N.C. early-vote sites

Jul. 22, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The venues for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and NBA’s Charlotte Hornets will be used as early in-person voting sites this fall in North Carolina. The Mecklenburg County Board of Elections agreed to a list of 33 early-voting sites that include Bank of America Stadium and...

Penny Taylor steps away from Phoenix assistant coach job

Jul. 6, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Phoenix Mercury assistant coach Penny Taylor is stepping away to focus on being a full-time mother, the team announced Monday. Taylor, who married Mercury star Diana Taurasi in 2017, played 10 seasons for the Mercury from 2004-16 before retiring. She and Taurasi have a 2-year old son, Leo....

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan speaks to the media about hosting the NBA All-Star basketball game during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C. Jordan spoke to his Hornets players recently via video conference call about what it takes to be a champion, emphasizing the need for accountability, even if it means making teammates comfortable (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Jordan talks to Hornets about being uncomfortable, winning

Jun. 11, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan helped build the Chicago Bulls into a winner as a player. He’s desperate to do the same thing in Charlotte as the owner of the Hornets. Charlotte players say Jordan spoke to them recently via video conference call about what it takes to be a champion,...

Michael Jordan stands on his boat Catch 23, which brought in a 442.3-pound marlin, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, during the second day of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in Morehead City, N.C. (Chris Miller/The Daily News via AP)

No fish story: Michael Jordan's boat nabs 442-pound marlin

Jun. 9, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

Apparently, Michael Jordan is pretty good at fishing, too. The six-time NBA champion and the crew of his 80-foot fishing boat named “Catch 23” hauled in a 442.3-pound blue marlin on Tuesday at the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, an event held annually off the coast of Morehead City, North Carolina,...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Charlotte Hornets' head coach James Borrego pleads for results during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Charlotte, N.C. Borrego believes Charlotte could be at a major disadvantage because they won’t be playing in Orlando when the NBA returns to action. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

Hornets view not playing in Orlando as 'major disadvantage'

Jun. 8, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets won’t be among the 22 teams headed to Orlando when the NBA season returns — and that has coach James Borrego concerned about his young, developing team falling behind the rest of the league. (asterisk)It is a disadvantage? Yeah, it could be a major...