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Michael Jordan says Hornets add 2 partners

Sep. 15, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is adding two partners to the Charlotte Hornets' ownership group. Gabe Plotkin, founder and chief investment officer of Melvin Capital, and Daniel Sundheim, founder and chief investment officer of D1 Capital, have joined the Hornets as partners, pending NBA approval....

Jordan pledges $1 million for hurricane relief in Bahamas

Sep. 10, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is pledging $1 million to organizations assisting with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. Jordan said in a statement Tuesday on Twitter through his spokeswoman Estee Portnoy that he's "devastated" at the destruction...

Saints' Brees describes "kinship" with Pelicans' Williamson

Aug. 1, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't see himself and Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and sports. Brees sees key parallels in the timing of each of their arrivals on New Orleans' pro sports scene, and is eager to share what he's...

Zion Williamson signs with 2K, adding to whirlwind summer

Jul. 30, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

The past few weeks have been a blur to Zion Williamson. Picked No. 1 in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Signed his first pro contract that could be worth as much as $45 million over the next four years. Went to summer league and got hurt after nine minutes. Considered playing for USA Basketball in...

Zion Williamson dabbles in football fun with Saints

Jul. 29, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says Zion Williamson's athleticism and physical stature would make the Pelicans rookie and top NBA draft choice an intriguing NFL prospect at a handful of positions, starting with the defensive line or tight end. But Williamson is making a case for quarterback...

Phoenix Suns sign big man Diallo to multiyear deal

Jul. 23, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have signed big man Cheick Diallo to a multiyear contract. Terms of the deal announced Tuesday were not disclosed. The 22-year-old Diallo played the past three seasons with New Orleans, averaging 6.0 points and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 62%. He played in seven playoff...