Tag: Charlotte Hornets

Head coach Steve Clifford on the sidelines with the Orlando Magic in 2021. (Image: Rob Carr/Getty)

Charlotte Hornets Hire Steve Clifford for Second Stint as Head Coach

The Charlotte Hornets scrambled when Kenny Atkinson backed out of their plan to hire him as their next head coach when he decided to remain an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors, but Hornets tapped Steve Clifford to coach the team next season. The move seems odd because Clifford […]

Kenny Atkinson calling out a defensive assignment while on the sidelines with the Golden State Warriors during the 2022 NBA Playoffs. (Images: Elsa/Getty)

Kenny Atkinson Won’t Become Charlotte Hornets’ Next Head Coach

Buzz City is, well, buzzing at the shocking news that “Kenny said no!” Just when you thought that the Charlotte Hornets hired Kenny Atkinson as their new head coach, Atkinson backed out of the deal and will remain an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors. Mike D’Antoni and Terry […]

Kenny Atkinson (left) on the sideline with Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors. (Image: Getty)

Charlotte Hornets to Hire Kenny Atkinson as New Head Coach

The Charlotte Hornets narrowed down their search for a new head coach to Kenny Atkinson or Mike D’Antoni, but team owner Michael Jordan ultimately tapped Atkinson to fill the vacancy. James Borrego spent four-plus seasons as the head coach with the Hornets and amassed a 148-183 record since taking over […]

A fired-up CJ McCollum from the New Orleans Pelicans acknowledges the feisty crowd at Smoothie King Center after he knocked down a 3-pointer against the San Antonio Spurs. (Image: Getty)
2022 NBA Playoffs

Play-In Tournament Recap: Hornets, Spurs Eliminated from Playoff Contention

The ninth place vs 10th-place games took place Wednesday night and two teams were knocked out of the playoffs. The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Charlotte Hornets in the Eastern Conference, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference. The Hawks will play the Cleveland […]

Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets is hand-checked by LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets, but that did not slow down Kyrie from scoring a season-high 50 points. (Image: Getty)

NBA High Guys: Kyrie Irving Drops 50 Points at Buzz City (VIDEO)

Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets lit up the Charlotte Hornets for a season-high 50 points and led the Nets to a 132-121 shootout victory in a hotly-contested Eastern Conference bubble fight. The Nets ended a four-game losing streak and improved to 33-33 on the season. If the season were […]

Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets find themselves headed for the play-in tournament in the Eastern Conference playoff race. (Image: Getty)

Eastern Conference Playoff Race: Raptors, Nets, Hornets, Hawks on Bubble

With approximately 25% of the season remaining, the top-heavy Eastern Conference has several teams vying for the #1 seed in the playoffs and a handful of bubble teams jockeying for positions in the play-in tournament including the Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Atlanta Hawks, and Washington Wizards. The New […]

Joel Embiid from the Philadelphia 76ers draws a double team from the Charlotte Hornets. (Image: Jared C. Tilton/Getty)

NBA High Guys: Joel Embiid with 43 Points in OT (Video)

The Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid unleashed 43 points in an overtime victory against the COVID-riddled Charlotte Hornets on Monday night. The Hornets were down five players while struggling to contain a COVID-19 outbreak, but Kelly Oubre almost led them to an upset victory over the visiting 76ers. In the end, […]

RB Christian McCaffrey leads the Carolina Panthers onto the field in a game in Charlotte, NC. (Image: Grant Halverson/Getty)

North Carolina Sports Betting Legislation Clears Committee Hurdle

The possibility of statewide sports betting in North Carolina received a boost this week when a legislative bill passed a Senate committee after months of delays. Senate Bill 688, sponsored by Sen. Jim Perry, R-Lenoir County, passed the state Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday following debate of the issue. Sports […]

Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies defends Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks in a heads-up battle between two of the top young guards in the NBA. (Image: Dale Zanine/USA Today Sports)

NBA Weekend Betting Preview: Grizzlies/Knicks, Hawks/Hornets, Heat/Blazers

With fewer than 20 games remaining in the 70-game NBA schedule, numerous bubble teams are in must-win situations this weekend, including the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Memphis Grizzlies, Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs, New Orleans Pelicans, and Golden State Warriors. Plus, the Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks […]