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Dwight Howard Traded By Hornets To Nets For Timofey Mozgov, Two 2nd Rounders

Jun 20, 2018 10:32 AM

The Brooklyn Nets have acquired Dwight Howard from the Charlotte Hornets for Timofey Mozgov, two second round picks and cash.

Charlotte was determined to move Howard this offseason. Howard has a $23.8 million expiring contract.

The Hornets will receive the Nets' second-round pick (No. 45) in Thursday's NBA draft and a 2021 second-round pick.

The Nets will save $17 million in 19-20, which will allow them to potentially create two max salary slots.

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Tags: Dwight Howard, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Cavaliers Interested In Trading For Kemba Walker

Jun 19, 2018 10:09 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers could potentially trade for Kemba Walker.

Walker will be entering the final season of his current contract with the Charlotte Hornets.

The Hornets have been stuck between the playoffs and rebuilding over the past few seasons.

The Cavaliers had interest in Walker at the trade deadline.

Cleveland's most attractive asset is the No. 8 overall pick.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Hornets Hire Ronald Nored As Assistant Coach

May 28, 2018 12:10 PM

The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to hire Ronald Nored as an assistant coach.

Nored was the head coach last season of the Brooklyn Nets' G League team.

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Tags: Ronald Nored, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Hornets Hire Jay Hernandez As Assistant Coach

May 22, 2018 11:34 AM

Jay Hernandez has agreed to join the coaching staff of James Borrego with the Charlotte Hornets.

Hernandez spent last season as an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic.

Hernandez originally joined the Magic as assistant coach/player development prior to the 2014-15 campaign, where he was responsible for on-court skill development, as well as game scouts. Hernandez established and collaborated with various departments to implement a return from injury protocol that incorporates analytics with an on-court simulation. He has also been responsible for organizing and running on court pre-draft workouts for the last three seasons.

Michael Scotto/The Athletic

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Hornets Hire Jay Triano As James Borrego's Top Assistant Coach

May 20, 2018 7:10 PM

The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to hire Jay Triano as the top assistant coach on the staff of James Borrego.

Triano finished the 17-18 season as interim head coach for the Phoenix Suns.

The Hornets hired Borrego away from the San Antonio Spurs this offseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Suns Win 2018 NBA Draft Lottery, Kings At No. 2, Hawks At No. 3

May 15, 2018 8:15 PM

The Phoenix Suns have won the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery while the Sacramento Kings moved up to No. 2 and the Atlanta Hawks will select at No. 3.

1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Nets)
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers (from Lakers)
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Los Angeles Clippers (from Pistons)
13. Los Angeles Clippers
14. Denver Nuggets

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ESPN, Netflix Announce 10-Hour Documentary On Michael Jordan

May 15, 2018 9:57 AM

ESPN Films and Netflix are partnering on a 10-hour documentary on Michael Jordan called "The Last Dance" that will be released in 2019.

Jordan has signed off on his participation on the project.

The film will be directed by Jason Hehir who also worked on 'The Fab Five' and 'Andre The Giant'.

The series will feature more than 500 hours of previously unseen footage of the Bulls' last title run in the 97-98 season.

The Hollywood Reporter

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, NBA

Hornets Hire James Borrego As Head Coach

May 10, 2018 4:18 PM

James Borrego has officially been hired by the Charlotte Hornets as head coach.

Borrego most recently was an assistant coach with the Spurs.

Borrego previously was interim head coach of the Magic after the franchise fired Jacque Vaughn. 

Borrego takes over a team that has gone 36-46 each of the past two seasons.

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Jay Larranaga Considered Strong Candidate For Hornets

May 4, 2018 12:02 PM

Jay Larranaga has emerged as a strong candidate to be the next Charlotte Hornets head coach.

Mitch Kupchak fired Steve Clifford last month after five seasons as Hornets coach.

Larranaga is the top assistant to Brad Stevens. 

Larranaga had a long playing career in Europe before going into coaching in 2008. He worked in the NBA’s Developmental League, coaching the Erie Bay Hawks, before being hired by the Celtics in 2012.

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Tags: Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Hornets Receive Permission From Bulls To Interview Jim Boylen

May 3, 2018 3:53 PM

The Chicago Bulls have granted permission to the Charlotte Hornets to interview Jim Boylen for their head coaching vacancy.

Boylen has head coaching experience in college with Utah.

Boylen served on Rudy Tomjanovich's staff during the 1990s with the Rockets. Mitch Kupchak is known to be close with Tomjanovich.

Boylen also worked with the Gregg Popovich in the past.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Ime Udoka To Interview With Magic
Ime Udoka is a candidate for the Magic and Hornets.

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Hawks Targeting Several Current Assistants For Head Coaching Vacancy
The Hawks have already assembled a list of potential candidates.

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Hornets To Interview Ime Udoka
Ime Udoka has been an assistant coach with the Spurs since 2012.

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David Fizdale, Ettore Messina To Interview With Hornets
Ettore Messina is currently Gregg Popovich's top assistant coach with the Spurs.

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Jerry Stackhouse To Interview With Hornets, Magic, Knicks
Jerry Stackhouse is currently head coach of Raptors 905 of the G League.

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Hornets Receive Permission To Interview Ettore Messina
Ettore Messina has been an assistant coach with the Spurs since 2014.

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Hornets Fire Steve Clifford As Head Coach
Charlotte made the playoffs in 2014 and 2016 under Steve Clifford.

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Hornets Hire Mitch Kupchak As President And General Manager
The Hornets have missed the playoffs each of the past two seasons.

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Mitch Kupchak Near Deal With Hornets To Become GM
Mitch Kupchak will become president of basketball operations and general manager.

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Hornets Offer General Manager Position To Mitch Kupchak
The Hornets are confident they will soon finalize a contract with Mitch Kupchak.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Kemba Walker Tired Of Not Being In Playoffs
Kemba Walker is building his dream house in Charlotte and wants to remain with the Hornets.

Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

Nicolas Batum Out Several Games With Achilles Tendinitis
Nicolas Batum underwent an MRI on Sunday.

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Kemba Walker Put Himself Back Onto Charlotte's Draft Board With Tourney Play
Michael Jordan was sold on Kemba Walker during the tournament.

Jeff Eisenberg/Yahoo! Sports

Michael Carter-Williams Out For Season With Shoulder Injury
Michael Carter-Williams will undergo surgery to address the injury.

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Hornets To Interview Three Additional GM Candidates
Marc Eversley, Gersson Rosas and Adam Simon are candidates for the Hornets' GM job.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Hornets Expected To Pursue Mitch Kupchak To Replace Rich Cho
Rich Cho will not return to the Hornets next season.

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Kemba Walker Replaces Kristaps Porzingis In All-Star Game
Kemba Walker has been named the injury replacement on the All-Star team to Kristaps Porzingis.

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Cavaliers Continue To Seek Kemba Walker Trade
The Hornets would like salary cap relief as part of any trade for Kemba Walker.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Knicks Trade Willy Hernangomez To Hornets
Willy Hernangomez fell out of the Knicks' rotation this season.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion
Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.