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Former NBA star Mark Price named Charlotte 49ers new coach

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte 49ers hope Mark Price's NBA knowledge will pay off at the college level. The school introduced Price on Thursday as their new men's basketball coach. He replaces Alan Major, who left the program after five years amid health problems and a lack of success on the floor. Price, a former four-time NBA All-Star, has spent seven seasons coaching in the...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mark Price expected to be named head coach of UNC-Charlotte

Legendary Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Mark Price is an assistant for the Charlotte Hornets. Many thought that Price would be on the fast track to a NBA head coaching job after his former team interviewed him. But after the Hornets lackluster season, the appeal for Price has gone down a bit. Now it looks like Price will get his first head coaching shot in the college ranks. According...
Via No Guts, No Glory
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hornets falter at home, lose to Nets 91-88

The Charlotte Hornets played their first home game since a five-game road trip on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena. It wasn’t pretty. Though the Hornets were very much in the game until the end, and held the lead for a large portion, they didn’t seem to be doing much of anything well. The defense wilted at times, and the offense was woefully unreliable, as the team shot a...
Via Trade Street Post
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bulls Too Much for Hornets; Lose 98-86

Our 30 – 39 Hornets are so frustrating to watch at times.  Offensive schemes become frustrating, missed shots become frustrating, poor defense becomes frustrating, and overall, this team is just frustrating.  I love my Hornets, but I just don’t get it.  I don’t choose to celebrate from night to night as to whether or not we are the current 8th seed.  If I did, I’d take...
Via Trade Street Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will The Charlotte Hornets Make the Playoffs?

During this crucial period of the NBA season, where teams battle it out for a chance to play in the post-season, I decided it was a good time to make my predictions on where each bubble team will finish in the standings.  I have projected teams for the 6-11 spots in the Eastern Conference. Find out where John Miceli ranks Al Jefferson, Mo Williams, Kemba Walker, and the Charlotte...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Come From 13 back to Defeat the T-Wolves

The Hornets snapped a 3-game losing streak by defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves, 109-98 last night.  They are going to need to get locked in to some wins if they want to continue on pace to make the playoffs again this season.  The Hornets scorers were led by Mo Williams, former T-Wolf, with 24 points.  He also had 4 assists, 4 rebounds and a block to go with it.  He was joined...
Via Trade Street Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams, Hornets upend Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mo Williams scored 24 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Al Jefferson each added 18 and the Charlotte Hornets snapped their three-game skid by beating Minnesota 109-98 on Sunday night. Gerald Henderson added 17 points for the Hornets. Gorgui Dieng led Minnesota with 16 points and Kevin Martin had 15 points and nine assists. The Wolves trailed by 13 in the first...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Williams does right-handed poster dunk on Bismack Biyombo

Sometimes, Derrick Williams has his moments. As a former #2 overall pick, he has disappointed in that spot. What’s not disappointing, though? His poster dunk on Bismack Biyombo: That is not nice. Poor Biyombo. *** Derrick Williams pic from Getty Images.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Mo Williams Saved the Season

(Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content At Hoopstuff… Coming into this season there was a lot of buzz surrounding the Hornets, pardon the pun. They were coming off a playoff appearance for the first time since the 2009-10 season and just signed one of the biggest free agents on the market in Lance Stephenson to add to their...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Distracted woman’s nose bloodied by errant pass at Hornets game (video)

A woman seated courtside was on the receiving end of a vicious blow to the face by a basketball courtesy of an errant pass from Lance Stephenson during Wednesday’s Sacramento Kings-Charlotte Hornets game at Time Warner Cable Arena. The poor lady, seated behind the Hornets bench, certainly didn’t do herself any favors as it relates...Read More The post Distracted woman’s nose...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Woman hit in face with basketball at Kings-Hornets game (Video)

A woman sitting in the second row behind the Charlotte Hornets bench suffered a bloody nose after being hit square in the face with a loose ball during the second quarter of Wednesday night's game against Sacramento.The woman was being shown something on her companion's cell phone and never saw the ball coming as Lance Stephenson threw a bad pass through the hands of Gerald Henderson...
Via Holdout Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets Fan Glued To Phone Takes Lance Stephenson Pass To Face (Video)

Here’s a public service announcement for looking up from your smartphone every once in a while when you attend a sporting event. Especially when you’re close to the action. A Charlotte Hornets fan likely will take that message to heart after she was hit in the face by an errant Lance Stephenson pass during the team’s game against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. She was...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kemba Walker, HE’S BACK!

Kemba Walker is making his return to the court during a very interesting time in the Buzz City.  The Eastern Conference standings are so tight in fact that the Hornets are one of five teams within four games jockeying for the 7th and 8th playoff position. Kemba Walker has missed the last 16 games. Kemba…meet Mo. Mo…meet Kemba. The Hornets are a different team now from...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: A fight against mediocrity

For fans of Charlotte sports teams, it has to be rough. Whether it be football or basketball, both seem to rest in the bowels of mediocrity. After starting the season slow, the Carolina Panthers gained steam in November, won the NFC South and made the NFL Playoffs with a 7-8-1 record. And then they stole a playoff game. Much like their football counterparts, the Charlotte Hornets...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan makes Forbes’ billionaires list for first time

Michael Jordan might have a reason to pop the champagne or even light up one of his famous cigars: For the first time, he cracked Forbes’ billionaires list. Forbes explains why they now value His Airness’ assets at over $1 billion: Most of his cash comes from Nike payouts on his iconic brand. The Jordan...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets acquire Mo Williams from the Timberwolves

The Charlotte Hornets made a rather solid move on Tuesday in hopes of propelling them to the playoffs this season. Picking talent from a last-place Minnesota Timberwolves squad, the Hornets acquired guards Mo Williams and Troy Daniels from Minnesota in exchange for Gary Neal and a second-round pick (in 2019). Williams—now in his 12th season—was performing at a pretty high level...
Via Sportsnaut
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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