Latest James Borrego News

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...

Steve Clifford out as Orlando Magic coach after 3 seasons

Jun. 05, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

Steve Clifford and the Orlando Magic took some time after the season to rest, recover and contemplate the future. And after a couple weeks, they decided the fit wasn't right anymore. Orlando's rebuilding project will no longer include Clifford, after...

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. ...

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...

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...

Wiz to face Celtics after beating Hornets for 8th in East

May. 16, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't until about 30 minutes before tipoff that Bradley Beal told coach Scott Brooks he could play for the Washington Wizards in their regular-season finale. And it wasn't until the second half Sunday against the Charlotte Hornets that Beal really...

Randle leads Knicks past Hornets in OT, tie Atlanta for 4th

May. 15, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle had 33 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds, and led an overtime surge that sent the New York Knicks past the Charlotte Hornets 118-109 on Saturday. Reggie Bullock added 17 points for the Knicks, who improved to 40-31 and moved into a tie...

George scores 20, Clippers roll past slumping Hornets 113-90

May. 13, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul George had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Reggie Jackson added 19 points off the bench on five 3-pointers and the Los Angeles Clippers handed the slumping Charlotte Hornets their fourth loss in the last five games, 113-90 on Thursday night. Kawhi...

Nuggets beat Hornets, secure home-court advantage in Round 1

May. 11, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets will have home-court advantage for at least one playoff series. The Charlotte Hornets have a chance to play their way into the postseason. Michael Porter Jr. and Nikola Jokic each scored 30 points, and the...