The Charlotte Hornets are an American professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Hornets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league’s Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The team is largely owned by retired NBA player Michael Jordan, who acquired controlling interest in the team in 2010. The Hornets play their home games at the Spectrum Center in Uptown Charlotte.
The original Hornets franchise was established in 1988 as an expansion team, owned by George Shinn. In 2002, Shinn’s franchise relocated to New Orleans and became the New Orleans Hornets. In 2004, the NBA established the Charlotte Bobcats, which was regarded as a new expansion team at the time. In 2013, the New Orleans franchise announced it would rebrand itself the New Orleans Pelicans, ultimately returning the Hornets name, records, and official history (spanning from 1988 to 2002) to Charlotte. The Bobcats were officially renamed the Charlotte Hornets for the 2014–15 season.
Charlotte Hornets are an American Professional Basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. They play in South Division of NBA’s Eastern Conference. Their home ground is Spectrum Center(formerly Time Warner Cable Arena).
The franchise is owned by Michael Jordan and was established on June 1988 as an expansion member of the NBA. The Hornets are currently playing their 25th season in the league. Currently they are coached by Steve Clifford who took over this responsibility since 2013 after firing of Paul Silas.
Their biggest rivals are Miami Heat but more closely it will be Atlanta Hawks. Miami Heat have faced Charlotte Hornets 75 times out of which Hornets have won only 19 matches while on other hand Heat have won 53 matches so far with 2 matches tied. If we talk about Atlanta Hawks then both teams have met each other 124 times from which Hawks have won 70 games while on the other side Hornets have won only 54 of these matches.
Their captain is Kemba Walker who has been a part of team since 2011 and 2016 NBA All-Star Game representative. He also plays in starting five of the team alongside Nicolas Batum , Michael Kidd-Gilchrist , Cody Zeller and Frank Kaminsky . The General Manager of this franchise is Rich Cho and Head Coach position was held by Steve Clifford from 2013 to May 2018 after that James Borrego joined as an interim head coach for rest of 2017/18 season.