Latest James Borrego News

AP source: Mike D'Antoni among Hornets coaching candidates

May. 05, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

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...

Charlotte Hornets fire coach James Borrego after 4 seasons

Apr. 22, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

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. Hornets president of basketball operations and general manager Mitch Kupchak made the announcement on Friday. “I want...

Hornets need defense, rim protection to take the next step

Apr. 14, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While the Charlotte Hornets improved their win total by 10 games over last year’s abbreviated 72-game season, the end result was the same: an embarrassing blowout loss in the play-in tournament. Despite winning 43 games, the Hornets finished in 10th place...

Choo-choo: Hornets' play-in arrival blocked by freight train

Apr. 14, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets were delayed getting to the arena Wednesday for their NBA play-in game against the Atlanta Hawks. By a freight train, of all things. Tracks run all around State Farm Arena, a remnant of a time when the area was the site of the...

Young, Hunter lead Hawks to 132-103 play-in rout of Hornets

Apr. 13, 2022 23:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — For one night, at least, the Atlanta Hawks looked like the team that made a stunning run to the Eastern Conference final last summer. Trae Young bounced back from a sluggish start to score 24 points and De'Andre Hunter led a third-quarter surge Wednesday that carried...

After run to East finals, Hawks face play-in game vs Hornets

Apr. 12, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks never expected to be in this position. Not after last summer's Surprising run to the Eastern Conference final. But here they are, needing to win two play-in games just to make the playoffs. First up: the Charlotte...

Hornets top Wizards 124-108, fail to improve play-in seeding

Apr. 10, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets finished strong. Now they're hoping to carry that momentum into the play-in tournament. The Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 124-108 on Sunday behind 25 points from Terry Rozier and 24 points, 10 rebounds and nine...

Ball scores 24, Hornets bury Bulls early in 133-117 win

Apr. 08, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets looked like they had their sights set on something bigger while the Chicago Bulls delivered their worst effort in recent memory. It added up to a game that got out of hand almost as soon as it started. LaMelo Ball scored 24...

Ball leads Hornets past Magic after 3 players ejected

Apr. 07, 2022 22:41 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball had 26 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets routed the short-handed Orlando Magic 128-101 on Thursday night to get back on the right track after two lopsided losses. Terry Rozier added 22 points as Charlotte pulled...

AP Was There: NBA suspends season over coronavirus pandemic

Apr. 06, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — (2010s) The NBA suspends the season “until further notice” after Rudy Goebert of the Utah Jazz tests positive for the coronavirus. The move comes hours after the majority of the league’s owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas. The...