May 4, 2018, 2:54 pmJames BorregoTeam, San Antonio Spurs
Spurs assistant James Borrego and Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga are both "gathering momentum" in Charlotte's search for their next head coach.
There are still names with NBA head coaching experience out there but Borrego in particular has drawn a ton of interest amongst the candidates who are in the assistant ranks. The Hornets are entering a pivotal year thanks to Kemba Walker's contract situation so finding a coach who can help this team deliver on its potential could be the difference between a big extension for the star guard or a forced rebuild.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter