Best Players: Larry Johnson, Glenn Rice, Muggsy Bogues, Kemba Walker, Dell Curry
Rivals: Miami Heat, Boston Celtics
Charlotte Hornets Tickets
The Charlotte Hornets was established in Charlotte, NC, by George Shinn in 1988. Shinn wanted a basketball team to play at the Charlotte Coliseum, which had a capacity of 24,000, and the team chose "Hornets" as their name along with teal as their unique color. The quintessential Hornets' logo with teal and purple became part of a major fashion hit in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s. In December 1988, the Hornets defeated the Chicago Bulls when Michael Jordan was playing. The Hornets’ game improved over the years, beating the Washington Bullets, and drafting key players like Larry Johnson and Kendall Gill. In 1995, the Hornets recruited Glen Rice to the team who scored many points for the club and was named an All-Star player. In 2002, however, the team was split into the New Orleans Hornets and the Charlotte Bobcats. In 2009, Michael Jordan acquired the Charlotte Bobcats. In the 2013-2014 season, the franchise became the Charlotte Hornets again. To see a live game, you can find Charlotte Hornets tickets at StubHub.
What was the Charlotte Hornets’ record in 2018?
The Charlotte Hornets’ score in 2018 was 39-43. The team finished ninth in the NBA Eastern Conference.
Who are the career leaders of the Charlotte Hornets?
Gerald Wallace averaged 18.2 points for the team and brought the franchise to their first playoffs in 2010. He was with the team for seven seasons and ranked first in player efficiency rating. Raymond Felton was with the team for five seasons as the team’s greatest guard. Emeka Okafor was with the team for five seasons, known for his free throws, blocks, steals and player efficiency (ranked second). Kemba Walker was with the team for three seasons and was with Charlotte during its second-winningest season. He was known for his free throws, steals, assists and player efficiency rating (third).
Who is the head coach for the Charlotte Hornets?
James Borrego is the head coach of the Charlotte Hornets as of May 2018. Coach Borrego is the team’s first ever Latino coach. He has three seasons of experience as the assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs. Coach Borrego began his career with the NBA in video coordination in New Mexico. After seven seasons of work, he became assistant coach to the Spurs. Borrego also worked with the New Orleans Pelicans for two seasons, and the Orlando Magics for three seasons where he was the interim head coach for the team in 2014-2015. Coach Borrego has 15 seasons of experience with the NBA and has been to the playoffs 11 times. Coach Borrego also has collegiate basketball coaching experience for the Toreros.
Where do the Charlotte Hornets play their home games?
The Charlotte Hornets play their home games at the Spectrum Center, which boasts beautiful visual landscapes with trees, archways and galleries. The artists who contributed to the artwork displayed at the Spectrum Center include Mike Mandel, J. Paul Sires, Tommie Robinson and Andrew Leicester. Sires and Robinson are artists from Charlotte.
Who are the rivals to the Charlotte Hornets?
The Charlotte Hornets’ rivalry with the Miami Heat dates back to the 2016 NBA Eastern Conference playoffs where the Hornets lost to the Heat 3-4 in the first round. The Charlotte Hornets are also rivals of the Boston Celtics. They went head-to-head on the court in the 1993 NBA Eastern Conference playoffs where the Hornets beat the Celtics in a 3-1 score in the first round.Back to Top