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Charlotte’s Only Hope

You don’t have to look very hard to find a preseason predictions article, written just a scant few months ago, categorizing the Charlotte Hornets as a serious contender in the Eastern Conference. These power rankings by Marc Stein listed the Hornets as the fifth-best team in the East, a few spots ahead of the Atlanta Hawks. Lee Jenkins predicted that Charlotte coach Steve Clifford...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Horents Exercise Rookie Options On Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cody Zeller

The Charlotte Hornets have exercised their fourth-year option on forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and its third-year option on forward Cody Zeller. “We are excited to keep both of these young talents as part of our core for another season,” Rich Cho said in a statement. “We have been very pleased with their improvement and look forward to seeing them continue to grow alongside...
Via RealGM
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets F Taylor pleads guilty to domestic violence

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to a domestic violence charge and admitted he pushed his girlfriend at a hotel in Michigan. The news came just hours before the Hornets were set to open the NBA regular season against the Milwaukee Bucks. Taylor pleaded guilty in East Lansing District Court to domestic abuse and malicious...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets' Taylor pleads guilty to domestic violence

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor pleaded guilty Wednesday to a domestic violence charge and admitted he pushed his girlfriend at a hotel in Michigan. The news came just hours before the Hornets were set to open the NBA regular season against the Milwaukee Bucks. Taylor pleaded guilty in East Lansing District Court to domestic abuse and malicious...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets: Team awaiting NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate Taylor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- General manager Rich Cho says the Hornets are awaiting the outcome on an NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate forward Jeffery Taylor following his arrest on domestic assault charges. Speaking at a media day press conference Monday, Cho said it was "appropriate" for the organization to act "decisively and swiftly" in the matter. The Hornets announced...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets await NBA investigation into Taylor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) General manager Rich Cho says the Hornets are awaiting the outcome on an NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate forward Jeffery Taylor following his arrest on domestic assault charges. Speaking at a media day press conference Monday, Cho said it was ''appropriate'' for the organization to act ''decisively and swiftly'' in the matter. The Hornets...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets Rumors: Kemba Walker extension discussed

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker may get an extension on his rookie deal before the season tips off. Walker and his agent are said to be in preliminary talks with the Hornets' front office. If Walker doesn't sign an extension by the end of October, he is due to become a restricted free agent at the end of the upcoming season. #115244712 / gettyimages.com From Rick...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets Start Extension Talks With Kemba Walker

The Charlotte Hornets have started discussions with Kemba Walker about a potential contract extension. “We’ve had some initial talks," Rich Cho said. “I don’t want to get into the discussions because I don’t think that would be fair to Kemba or his agent. It’s just started.” Walker will enter his fourth NBA season having averaged 17.7 points and 6.1 assists last season.
Via RealGM
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets hope Walker's offseason efforts improve shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Coming off just their second NBA playoff berth in 10 seasons of existence, the Charlotte Hornets appear willing and ready to take another step forward in improvement just as they have in each of the last two seasons.  Owner Michael Jordan and general manager Rich Cho brought in more big-name free agents and drafted two players in the first round that they expect...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cho: Hornets capable of deeper run in playoffs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets' goal this season is to make a deeper run in the Eastern Conference playoffs. General manager Rich Cho believes the team is capable of doing just that. ''We have a good mix of veterans and young players,'' Cho said Thursday at a press conference, five days before the team opens training camp in Asheville, North Carolina. Charlotte was 43...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets ink rookie Vonleh, veteran Pargo

The Charlotte Hornets announced two signings on Friday, adding both youth and veteran leadership to the team. While financial terms were not disclosed, general manager Rich Cho reported the signing of first-round draft pick Noah Vonleh. The team also added point guard, and 10-year pro Jannero Pargo, who was re-signed to a one-year deal. Vonleh was the ninth overall pick in this year...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets add former Flyer PG Roberts

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Hornets announced they've signed free agent point guard Brian Roberts. Roberts, a former Dayton star who spent the last two seasons with the Pelicans, is expected to backup Kemba Walker in Charlotte this season. Hornets general manager Rich Cho said in a release Wednesay, "Brian is a quality point guard who we believe will play a key role for us. We look...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets' Zeller named to USA Men's Select team

The Hornets' Cody Zeller has been chosen as one of 13 players for the USA Men's National Select Team, which will train with July 28-31 with Team USA in Las Vegas ahead of the FIBA World Cup. Zeller was named to the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Second team after averaging 6.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists over 17.3 minutes per game for Charlotte. He was the team's only player to...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson Signs With Hornets

The dance and Lance Stephenson will be heading to the Charlotte Hornets on a three-year, $27 million deal according to Chris Broussard. “The deal was signed early Wednesday morning after Hornets owner Michael Jordan, general manager Rich Cho, head coach Steve Clifford and associate head coach Patrick Ewing met with Stephenson and his representatives Tuesday night in Las Vegas.”...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lance Stephenson Signs 3-Year, $27M Deal With Hornets

According to Chris Broussard of ESPN, Lance Stephenson has agreed to a 3-year, $27 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets. Lance Stephenson will play for the Charlotte Hornets for the next three seasons. His contract is worth $27 million, according to league sources. The deal was signed early Wednesday morning after Hornets owner Michael Jordan, general manager Rich Cho, head...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson Agrees To Three-Year, $27.5M Deal With Hornets

Free agent shooting guard Lance Stephenson has agreed to a three-year, $27.5 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets, a league source told RealGM. Stephenson met with Michael Jordan, Rich Cho, Steve Clifford and other team officials in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, when the Hornets delivered him a contract offer. Stephenson’s contract will have the annual salary structure of...
Via RealGM
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Quiet Start to Free Agency for Hornets

The free agent season has been a bit of a let down for Hornets fans, but stay optimistic there is lots of opportunity out there. As we all sit in the waiting room of Lebron James decision, the Hornets have lots of irons in the fire. Names like Lance Stephenson, Gordan Heyward and even Carmelo Anthony have been linked to the team.Also, the Hornets General Manager, Rich Cho, is not...
Via TopSportsReport
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets look into altercation involving Hairston

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets say they are looking into an altercation involving rookie P.J. Hairston and a person his agent described as an area high school player during a pickup basketball game at the Durham YMCA. The Hornets issued a statement Sunday night saying they're aware of the incident and "are in the process of gathering additional information." Hairston's agent...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: The Buzz is Back

I remember in the early ’90s when the Charlotte Hornets were still a new franchise and they had this incredible buzz.(no pun intended) It was a combination of the funky color scheme with the pinstripes and the exciting young players they were acquiring. Larry “Grand Ma Ma” Johnson was all over TV. While Alonzo Mourning was continuing the success of Georgetown centers before...
Via The Front Office News
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Charlotte Hornets introduce Noah Vonleh

Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, along with North Carolina’s P.J. Hairston, was introduced by the Charlotte Hornets on Friday afternoon in a press conference with general manager Rich Cho. Vonleh was the nith pick in the draft and the third lottery pick for Indiana in the last two seasons. Watch his full press conference in the embedded media player […] The post Video: Charlotte Hornets...
Via Inside the Hall
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Hornets: A Quick Look Back and an Optimistic Look Forward

 The Hornets: A Quick Look Back and an Optimistic Look Forward  This morning I awoke with every intention of having breakfast and sitting down with a cup of coffee to write an assessment of the Charlotte Hornet’s draft picks and moves from Thursday night. While I managed to get the first two items crossed off my list, I just couldn’t bring myself to write a post-draft review...
Via Trade Street Post
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Finding Their Gregg Popovich

For lottery teams looking to be playoff contenders, finding the right coach is just as important as finding a franchise player. This week, the Spurs celebrated their latest NBA championship, and Gregg Popovich wanted to make sure we all remembered just how many titles he’s won as head coach. Oh Gregg, I never knew you had so much swag. Such a gesture comes with the territory...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh McRoberts Declines Player Option For 14-15

Josh McRoberts has decided to decline his player option for the 2014-15 season. McRoberts averaged 8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in his first season with Charlotte. "Josh McRoberts did not exercise his player option," Rich Cho said on Wednesday. "He will be a free agent. He is a big part of our team and we hope to re-sign him."
Via RealGM
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rod Higgins Steps Down As Hornets President

The Associated Press is reporting that Rod Higgins has resigned his post as Charlotte Hornets team president.  Rich Cho will handle the teams personnel decisions from now on. Hornets owner Michael Jordan thanked Higgins in a statement. “Rod has been a consummate professional throughout his time with the team,” Jordan said. “Thanks to his hard work and commitment, we have an...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rod Higgins Steps Down As Hornets President

The Associated Press is reporting that Rod Higgins has resigned his post as Charlotte Hornets team president.  Rich Cho will handle the teams personnel decisions from now on. Hornets owner Michael Jordan thanked Higgins in a statement. “Rod has been a consummate professional throughout his time with the team,” Jordan said. “Thanks to his hard work and commitment, we have...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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