Celtics’ Larranaga strong candidate for Hornets

Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga has emerged as a strong candidate for the Charlotte Hornets’ coaching vacancy, according to the Charlotte Observer. Larranaga had already talked with the New York Knicks and has interviewed with the Atlanta Hawks, as sources told Amico Hoops earlier this week. “While the Hornets haven’t made a final choice, Larranaga, […]

Hornets interviewing Blazers assistant Vanterpool

The Charlotte Hornets are interviewing Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool for their head coaching vacancy, according to ESPN. Vanterpool, 45, is currently working under Blazers coach Terry Stotts and has been an assistant with the team for the previous six seasons. He has also interviewed for the Orlando Magic vacancy, according to the Orlando Sentinel. […]

Cornerstone or trade bait? Hornets’ Walker has ‘no idea’

The winds of change are blowing like a hurricane through the Charlotte Hornets. It remains to be seen, however if those gales will blow the team’s best player out of town. With Mitch Kupchak taking over as team president and general manager, and with head coach Steve Clifford having been dismissed, where does that leave […]

Clifford fired by new GM Kupchack, Hornets

Mitch Kupchak told team owner Michael Jordan the Charlotte Hornets needed a coaching change and Jordan gave Kupchack the green light to make one. That is what Kupchack, the Hornets’ new general manager, did by relieving Steve Clifford of his coaching duties Friday, as first reported by the Charlotte Observer. Clifford, 56, had been Hornets coach […]

Hornets name Kupchak new president, GM

As expected, Mitch Kupchak will be the new man in charge of the Charlotte Hornets. The team made it official in an announcement early Sunday night. OFFICIAL: Charlotte Hornets Name Mitch Kupchak President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Welcome to #BuzzCity, Mitch! 👉🏼https://t.co/SDtA7iGxqR pic.twitter.com/Svch02P9Oh — Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) April 8, 2018 Kupchak, a former […]

Hornets expected to hire Kupchak as President, GM

The Charlotte Hornets have made significant progress in contract talks with former Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and the franchise is expected to hire him as its new President of Basketball Operations and GM, according to a report from ESPN. Kupchak ran the Lakers from 2000-2017, where he helped construct five championship rosters. The […]

Report: Hornets offer Kupchak GM post

The Charlotte Hornets have decided on the man they want to run their basketball operations, according to a report. The Hornets, owned by Michael Jordan, have formally offered their vacant general manager position to Mitch Kupchak, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. Mitch Kupchak, the longtime Los Angeles Lakers executive, has been […]

LeBron glad to share the spotlight with Kemba

Of course, LeBron James stole the show, as he almost always does, by matching Michael Jordan’s NBA record by reaching double figures for the 866th consecutive time Wednesday night in Charlotte. However, James made it a point to stick around after the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 118-105 victory over the Hornets at Spectrum Center. He did so […]

Hornets’ Walker contemplating future

Kemba Walker believes he’s a winner and while the Charlotte Hornets have been winning of late, they are far from a winning team. Therein lies a problem for Walker, who with 20 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight will become the franchise’s all-time leading scorer. Dell Curry, father of Steph, holds the Hornets’ record with […]

Facing LeBron, Hornets may be without Kidd-Gilchrist

Playing on the tail end of a back-to-back tonight in Charlotte, the Cleveland Cavaliers may catch a bit of a break. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the best defensive player for the Hornets (34-41), missed shootaround Wednesday morning with what Hornets coach Steve Clifford called a case of food poisoning. If MKG cannot answer the bell, Charlotte would […]

Kemba Walker, Hornets coming to a crossroads

The NBA is full of guys who are content to put up big numbers and collect nice paychecks, winning coming a distant third on their priority lists. Kemba Walker is not one of them. The Charlotte Hornets All-Star point guard is having another standout season, averaging 22.7 points and 5.8 assists. However, Charlotte is 29-38 […]

Hornets cast wide net in search for new GM

While former Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is considered the frontrunner of the Charlotte Hornets’ vacant GM post, he is not the only candidate, according to a report from ESPN. “Charlotte has received permission to speak with Philadelphia 76ers vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley, Houston Rockets executive vice president of basketball operations […]

Bench bunch buoying suddenly surging Hornets

In the midst of a disappointing season that saw their best player be the subject of many a trade rumor up through the Feb. 8 deadline, the Charlotte Hornets have suddenly… finally… caught fire. Their 114-98 whipping of the visiting Detroit Pistons on Sunday gave the Hornets their fourth consecutive victory, tied with Indiana for […]