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    Charlotte Hornets Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Charlotte Hornets to get you started: 

    Established: 1988
    Stadium: Spectrum Center
    Colours: Teal, dark purple & grey 
    Hall of Famers: Robert Parish, Alonzo Mourning & Vlade Divac
    Hall of Fame Coaches: Larry Brown
    Rivals: Miami Heat & Boston Celtics
    Legends: Larry Johnson, Muggsy Bogues, Chris Paul, Alonzo Mourning, Glen Rice, David West, Dell Curry, Baron Davis, Eddie Jones, Kendall Gill, Vlade Divac & Robert Parish
    Retired Numbers: 13
    Conference:  Eastern Conference
    Division: Southeast Division
    NBA Championships: None

    Charlotte Hornets Fixtures 2020 / 2021

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    Charlotte Hornets History

    Founded in 1988 as part of the NBA expansion team, the Hornets played in the Eastern Southeast division in the early part of their tenure in the city. The Hornets made their NBA debut in the 1988-89 season, with their first-ever match against the Cleveland Cavaliers at home in front of a capacity Charlotte Coliseum, however, the home support wasn’t enough as they went down 113-93. 

    It didn’t take long before the Hornets gave Charlotte something to cheer for as they notched their first-ever win in the NBA a few days later overcoming the Los Angeles Clippers 117-105.  Then in December, the Hornets made a statement of intent downing Micheal Jordan’s Chicago Bulls 103-101. 

    Despite some glimpse of the inaugural season, the Hornets finished with a 20-62 win-loss record, prompting coach Carl Scheer to move on from his roles. Although the Hornets finished last in their first season in the Atlantic division, there were still reasons to be optimistic as the franchise home support led the attendance rates- a feat which they would hold onto in their first five years. 

    The beginning of the 90s could be seen as one of the most exciting periods for the Hornets as they secured pick one in the 1991 NBA draft in which they chose Larry Jackson who would become an instant sensation, as a year later he picked up the 1992 NBA Rookie of the year award. 

    Then a year later they struck gold again in the draft this time drafting Alonzo Mourning with their second pick and again he hit the ground running. Along with other players such as Kendall Gill, Mourning and Jackson sparked the Hornets to their first-ever playoffs in the 1992-93 season where the Hornets finished third in the central division with a 44-38 win-loss record. 

    They claimed their first playoff victory when they defeated the Boston Celtics, but were knocked out by the New York Knicks in the second round in five games. The Hornets returned to the playoffs in the 1994-95 season with a 50-32 record but again were knocked out this time to the Chicago Bulls. 

    The Hornets traded Mourning ahead of the 1995-96 season for Glen Rice, Matt Gieger and Khalid Reeves and they hit the ground running in their first season at Charlotte but just missed the playoffs. 

    Later in 1996 the Hornets also acquired Vlade Divac who slotted in well with the team as the Hornets ended the 1995-96 season with a 54-28 win-loss record, a franchise record and made the playoffs.

    A season later in the 1997-98 season, they set a new franchise record as it was the first time they made the finals back-to-back and advanced to the second round where they were left undone by the Bulls. 

    The early 2000s were also a successful period for the Hornets as they made the playoffs in 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons, however, the 2002 season would be the last for the Charlotte Hornets as they were relocated to New Orleans. 

    2004 saw the return of an NBA franchise in Charlotte known this time they were known as the Bobcats in which they carried the name until 2014. Two years after it was announced the return of the Bobcats, legendary Hall of Famer Micheal Jordan owned a minority stake in the franchise. In 2010 Jordan took full control over the franchise and even became general manager. 

    In 2014, after submission to the NBA, in which it was approved, the Bobcats were back to being called the Charlotte Hornets as the team in New Orleans changed their name from Hornets to the Pelicans, as well as relinquishing and owning the history from 1988 as well as the Bobcats era. 

    Expert 2020 / 2021 Picks & Preview on Charlotte Hornets

    If you are a fan of the Charlotte Hornets, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2020 / 2021 season. Do the Charlotte Hornets have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and finals in 2021? Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Charlotte Hornets.

    Preview on the Charlotte Hornets’ Head Coach: James Borrego

    James Borrego is heading into his third season in charge of the Charlotte Hornets, with a 69-90 (.430) overall record at the time of writing. 

    Borrego was a long-time assistant coach at the San Antonio Spurs under Gregg Popovich, involved in their 2005 and 2007 championships. He and the Charlotte head office are aligned in thought, with the team embracing youth and developing a young roster as they seek to improve in the 2020 / 2021 season and beyond. 

    Preview on the Charlotte Hornets’ Key Player: Gordon Hayward 

    Gordon Hayward is a huge investment for the Charlotte Hornets, with the team handing a four-year, $120 million deal his way. Hayward has struggled with injury for the past few seasons, but will be an important veteran presence in the young Hornets locker room. 

    Hayward has the ability to score the basketball but can also facilitate and bring his teammates into the game, with a strong all-around skill set from the wing position. He will need to regain the form from his 2017 All-Star season, but if he can, Hayward could prove to be an astute signing. 

    Preview on the Charlotte Hornets’ Next Best: LaMelo Ball

    Obviously there are more experienced players on the roster like Terry Rozier, but if the Hornets are going to show rapid improvement, it will come from the 2020 number 3 overall draft pick, LaMelo Ball. 

    Ball was a consensus five star recruit coming out of high school, but decided to play overseas in Lithuania and Australia, as well as a spell in the G-League, instead of taking the traditional route and playing college basketball. 

    LaMelo Ball has a strong all-around game for a modern day point guard, possessing elite court vision, athleticism, and a good outside jumpshot. 

    Charlotte Hornets Betting & Odds History

    The Hornets haven’t made the playoffs since the 2015-16 season when they were beaten by the Miami Heat in the first round, so it is no wonder why bookmakers overlook the Hornets to claim a maiden NBA  championship, let alone make the playoffs. 

    Charlotte opened with the worst championship odds in the league at +50000 and had only slightly improved to +30000 in mid-November, just before the draft.

    Despite a 23-42 record last season, Charlotte was actually 33-30-2 against the spread. The Hornets were pretty even regardless of venue, being 16-15 at home and 17-15-2 on the road.

    When looking at totals record for 2019-20, Charlotte were 31-34 overall, being 13-18 at home and 18-16 on the road.

    Charlotte Hornets FAQs

    Still got some burning questions about the Charlotte Hornets? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Why did the Charlotte Hornets move to New Orleans?

    The Hornets moved to New Orleans because of financial reasons and a decline in attendance. 

    Where do the Charlotte Hornets play?

    The Charlotte Hornets play their home games at the Spectrum Center. 

    Who owns the Charlotte Hornets?

    Michael Jordan gained full control of the Hornets in 2010.

    When did the Hornets move back to Charlotte?

    In 2014, it was announced that the name the Hornets would move back to Charlotte as well as the Hornets history dating back to 1988, as well as including the Charlotte Bobcats era. The Hornets replaced the name Bobcats as the New Orleans NBA team changed their name to the New Orleans Pelicans. 

    Has the Charlotte Hornets won an NBA Championship?

    The Charlotte Hornets have won 0 NBA championships.

    Who is the Charlotte Hornets coach?

    James Borrego is the head coach of the Charlotte Hornets.

    Do the Charlotte Hornets play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Charlotte Hornets are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Charlotte Hornets games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Charlotte Hornets record?

    The Charlotte Hornets had a 23-42 win-loss record for the 2019-20 NBA season. 

    Did the Charlotte Hornets win last night?

    Fans of the Charlotte Hornets are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much is the Charlotte Hornets worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Hornets are worth $1.5 billion.

    Who do the Charlotte Hornets play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NBA, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Charlotte Hornets play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Charlotte Hornets?

    You can catch the Charlotte Hornets in action through NBA TV, NBA League Pass, or on TV such as ESPN, Fox Sports Southeast.

    Will the Charlotte Hornets make the playoffs this year?

    The Charlotte Hornets did not make the playoffs last season, as they boasted a 23-42 win-loss record and finished tenth in the Eastern Conference. 

    Looking ahead to this season, despite having the third pick in the draft, Charlotte are still a way off competing in the improved Eastern Conference.

    When do the Charlotte Hornets play?

    Charlotte Hornets fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips we list all the information you need like the tip off time, location of the game and the all important NBA odds.

    Where did the Charlotte Hornets finish the season?

    The Charlotte Hornets finished the 2019-20 NBA season in tenth spot in the Eastern Conference table. 

    How many games did the Charlotte Hornets win?

    The Charlotte Hornets won 23 games during the 2019-20 NBA season. 

    What are the NBA expert picks for the Charlotte Hornets?

    The NBA expert picks for the Charlotte Hornets in the 2020 / 2021 season is yet to be determined, but make sure you check our page regularly as we crunch all the numbers and stats to get awesome expert NBA picks for our readers.