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NBA roundup: Giannis Antetokounmpo helps NBA-leading Bucks beat Hornets in Paris

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 12 rebounds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-103 on Friday night in the first NBA regular-season game in France.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Former Washington State standout Robert Franks buzzing with confidence in first G League season

Just 92 miles separates the G League’s Swarm and the Charlotte Hornets, which affords Franks ample opportunities to practice with the NBA team and to immerse himself in what life …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019

Charlotte waives former Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins

Former Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins was waived by the Charlotte Hornets, the NBA team announced Sunday.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Former Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins signs with Charlotte

Former Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins has signed another contract with the Charlotte Hornets. The NBA team on Tuesday announced the signing of Perkins and guard Joe Chealey, but didn’t …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

Passed over in NBA draft, Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins, Washington State’s Robert Franks playing with chips on their shoulders for Charlotte Hornets

Josh Perkins and Robert Franks come from different parts of the country, attended different colleges and essentially have taken different paths in their basketball careers.


Ex-Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins signs Exhibit 10 contract with Charlotte Hornets

Josh Perkins, GU’s all-time assist leader, wasn’t selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft.


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019

Report: Washington State’s Robert Franks agrees to two-way deal with Charlotte Hornets

Robert Franks’ basketball career will continue in the professional ranks despite the ex-Washington State forward going unselected Thursday night at the 2019 NBA Draft.


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019

Kemba Walker says he’d take less than $221M to stay with Hornets

Three-time All-Star point guard Kemba Walker says he’d be willing to work with the Hornets and take less than the “supermax” $221 million deal he is eligible to receive to …


NBA roundup: Warriors rout Hornets, clinch 5th straight Pacific title

Stephen Curry scored 25 points with five 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors beat Charlotte 137-90 on Sunday night to clinch their fifth straight Pacific Division title and hand the …



NBA roundup: Rockets beat Hornets 118-106, run win streak to 9 games

James Harden scored 28 points and Eric Gordon added 22 as the Houston Rockets cruised to their season-high ninth straight win, 118-106 over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.


NBA Capsules: Kemba Walker stays hot, scores 43 as Hornets upend Celtics 117-112

Kemba Walker scored 43 points, giving him 103 in his last two games, and the Charlotte Hornets battled back to beat the Boston Celtics 117-112 on Monday night.


NBA capsules: Joel Embiid has 42 points, 18 rebounds in 76ers’ OT win

Joel Embiid scored 16 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Hornets 133-132 in overtime Friday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

NBA capsules: Kemba Walker’s 29 leads Hornets to 113-102 win over Hawks

Kemba Walker had 29 points and seven assists, extending his strong start to the season as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks 113-102 on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018

AP source: Hornets agree to trade Dwight Howard to Nets for Timofey Mozgov

A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two second-round draft picks. …


James Borrego ready to coach Hornets team with existing roster

New Hornets coach James Borrego plans make Charlotte relevant again in the NBA’s Eastern Conference by developing the existing players on the roster. He may not have any other choice. …


Hornets officially name James Borrego as coach

The Hornets officially named James Borrego as their head coach. The 40-year-old Borrego joins the Hornets after 15 seasons as an NBA assistant coach. He spent the last three seasons …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018

AP sources: Hornets finalize deal with James Borrego as new coach

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan has finalized a deal to hire San Antonio Spurs assistant coach James Borrego as Charlotte’s next head coach, according to people familiar with the situation.


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018

Hornets fire coach Steve Clifford after 5 seasons

The Charlotte Hornets have fired coach Steve Clifford after the team failed to reach the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. The move comes after a …


Mitch Kupchak hopes to make Hornets winners with Jordan’s help

Mitch Kupchak is confident Michael Jordan’s Hornets will become an NBA playoff team again soon, possibly even next season. But how he intends to help Charlotte get there remains unclear. …


Michael Jordan hires Mitch Kupchak as new Hornets GM

Hornets owner Michael Jordan has turned to a fellow former North Carolina Tar Heel with a strong NBA track record to help turn around his struggling franchise.


NBA Capsules: Hornets rout Grizzlies 140-79 behind Kemba Walker’s 46 points

Kemba Walker scored 46 points and made 10 3-pointers, and the Charlotte Hornets rolled to the most lopsided victory in franchise history by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 140-79 on Thursday …


NBA capsules: Raptors beat Hornets 103-98 for 11th victory in 12 games

DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Toronto beat the Charlotte Hornets 103-98 on Sunday night, the Raptors’ 11th victory in 12 games.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Struggling Hornets fire GM Rich Cho amid 24-33 season

The struggling Hornets have shaken up their front office, firing general manager Rich Cho on Tuesday. Charlotte is 24-33 and on the verge of failing to reach the playoffs for …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

Hornets coach Steve Clifford out indefinitely with ‘health issue’

Hornets coach Steve Clifford will be away from the team for an undisclosed period of time to deal with a “health issue.” The team made the announcement Wednesday in a …



NBA capsules: Dynamic duo leads Bucks past Hornets

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Hornets’ Michael Jordan donates $7 million to build medical clinics

Hornets owner Michael Jordan is donating $7 million to launch medical clinics that he hopes will help at-risk communities in Charlotte.


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017

Przemek Karnowski double-teams way to positive summer league showing

Przemek Karnowski’s NBA summer league experience didn’t go quite as anticipated but he made the most of unusual circumstances.


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017

Przemek Karnowski trying to stick with Charlotte Hornets

The 7-foot-1 center from Poland became one of the most beloved players in Gonzaga history for several reasons, beginning with his amiable personality.