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Hornets say play-in loss motivation to end playoff drought

Oct. 12, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The memory of an embarrassing 144-117 loss to the Indiana Pacers in the NBA play-in game last May is never far from the mind of Miles Bridges and many of his returning Charlotte Hornets teammates. “Every time I got tired this summer during a...

Kupchak: Hornets' focus is on developing a young center

Aug. 10, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — General manager Mitch Kupchak knows the Charlotte Hornets haven’t found a long-term answer at center yet. But he’s not necessarily worried. Kupchak said the plan is to develop the team’s three young centers in hopes that...

Hornets give coach James Borrego a multiyear extension

Aug. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

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. Length and financial terms of the deal were not released. He...

Pistons add top pick Cade Cunningham to youth movement

Jul. 30, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons general manager Troy Weaver didn't want to overthink the first pick in the NBA draft. He never got an offer he liked to change his mind, either. Weaver stuck with the franchise's youth movement and grabbed Cade Cunningham, the 6-foot-8...

Hornets get Bouknight at No. 11, Jones at No. 19 via Knicks

Jul. 30, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak was a busy man Thursday night. The Hornets selected guard James Bouknight from Connecticut with the No. 11 pick and landed a pair of centers via trade. Kupchak acquired veteran...