Latest Charlotte Hornets News

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...

CEO's comments cost firm partnerships with NFL, NBA teams

Jun. 7, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Va. (AP) — Charlotte's two professional sports franchises and two universities have canceled their partnerships with a North Carolina home security company after the firm's CEO told an activist he should focus on black-on-black crime rather than the George Floyd protests. CPI Security CEO Ken...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, former NBA player Michael Jordan reacts while speaking during a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in Los Angeles. Jordan is

Jordan giving $100 million for racial equality, justice

Jun. 5, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are giving $100 million to organizations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice. In a joint statement Friday on social media, Jordan and the Jordan Brand said money will be paid over 10 years with the goal of “ensuring...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, former NBA player Michael Jordan reacts while speaking during a celebration of life for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in Los Angeles. Jordan is

Michael Jordan: "Truly pained and plain angry”

May. 31, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is “deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry.” With protesters taking to the streets across the United States again Sunday, Jordan released a statement on George Floyd and the killings of black people at the hands of police. “I am deeply...

Ex-NBA guard Mo Williams takes over Alabama State program

May. 13, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former NBA point guard Mo Williams is Alabama State's new head coach. The historically black college announced his hiring on Tuesday. Williams spent 14 seasons in the NBA, winning a championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. He played with Utah as a rookie and had stints...