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Hornets' LaMelo Ball selected NBA Rookie of the Year

Jun. 16, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball thought he would become NBA Rookie of the Year long before he joined the league. That belief became a reality Wednesday night as Ball’s versatility as a passer, scorer and rebounder earned the Charlotte Hornets point guard the honor...

Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy out after 1 season at helm

Jun. 16, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin paused several seconds to compose himself while explaining why Stan Van Gundy is out as coach less than nine months after he was hired to develop a young roster featuring budding superstar Zion Williamson. ...

AP source says Stan Van Gundy out as Pelicans coach after team failed to make playoffs in his only season in New Orleans

Jun. 16, 2021 11:23 AM EDT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — AP source says Stan Van Gundy out as Pelicans coach after team failed to make playoffs in his only season in New Orleans.

AP source: Hornets pick up option on Borrego's contract

May. 26, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have picked up the team option on coach James Borrego’s contract for next season, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the Hornets...

Borrego hopes tough finish drives Hornets to take next step

May. 19, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While the Charlotte Hornets found a player to build around in point guard LaMelo Ball and made significant strides this season, coach James Borrego knows there’s plenty of work to do before his young team is ready to compete with the NBA’s elite. ...

Holiday eager to help Milwaukee take next step in playoffs

May. 19, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The price the Bucks paid to add Jrue Holiday to their roster and the amount they invested to keep him underscores how much Milwaukee believes the guard can help them end a half-century of NBA postseason frustration. Holiday gets his chance to hold up...

Sabonis leads Pacers past Hornets 144-117 in play-in round

May. 19, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Domantas Sabonis delivered. He found open teammates, cleaned up the glass and played solid defense. The combination helped keep Indiana's playoff hopes alive — for at least two more nights. Sabonis had 14 points, 21 rebounds...

LeVert to miss Pacers' play-in game against Hornets

May. 18, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The short-handed Indiana Pacers will be down at least one more player for Tuesday night's play-in game against the Charlotte Hornets after forward Caris LeVert entered the league's health and safety protocol. Team officials made the announcement...

Williamson, Griffin, offer different views of Pelicans' play

May. 17, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson takes little comfort in how close the New Orleans Pelicans came to qualifying for the postseason. If anything, the 20-year-old All-Star put the club on notice about the urgency with which he'd like New Orleans to approach this...

Pacers, Hornets try to change playoff woes in play-in game

May. 17, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana hired coach Nate Bjorkgren to help the Pacers make a long playoff run. Instead, they need two wins to make it in. After dealing with a season full of injuries, shoddy defense and communication problems on and off the...