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  • James Borrego
    Team, Charlotte Hornets

    The Hornets have officially announced James Borrego's coaching staff for the 2018-19 season.

    The staff will consist of Jay Triano, Chad Iske, Jay Hernandez, Ronald Nored and Dutch Gaitley. The only assistant without any NBA coaching experience is Nored, who spent time with the Nets G-League affiliate.

    Source: Hornets press release

  • Kemba Walker
    G, Charlotte Hornets

    Charlotte Hornets’ new GM Mitch Kupchak said “there is no master plan to blow up this team right now.”

    Kupchak added “When [new coach James Borrego] was hired, the understanding is he is going to coach the players (already) on this team and the players we bring into this team going forward.” Kupchak might have honest intentions but another season as a fringe playoff team could change his mind, especially if owner Michael Jordan wants to pull the plug.

    Source: The Charlotte Observer

  • James Borrego
    Team, Charlotte Hornets

    The Charlotte Hornets have officially agreed on a four-year deal to hire former Spurs assistant James Borrego to be the next head coach of the team.

    Borrego's motion offense is expected to be implemented and help change the style of the Hornets game to be more efficient. After Nic Batum went down with an injury early in the season, Dwight Howard saw a large increase in post-ups. Despite Howard having a good season, a motion and shooting offense is preferred over a post-up offense which could benefit Batum and hurt Howard's values for next season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • James Borrego
    Team, Charlotte Hornets

    Former Spurs assistant James Borrego is finalizing a deal to become the next head coach of the Charlotte Hornets.

    Borrego was an assistant coach with the Spurs from 2003-2010 and then again from 2015-2018. He had a brief stint as a head coach for the Magic in 2015 when Jacque Vaughn was fired and led them to a 10-20 record. Any assistant that has trained that long under legend Gregg Popovich is someone that will be coveted.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • James Borrego
    Team, 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

  • David Blatt
    Coach, New York Knicks

    The Knicks will interview former Cavs’ coach David Blatt and Spurs’ assistant James Borrego next week per Woj.

    They’ve already been connected to David Fizdale, Mike Budenholzer and Mark Jackson and now we can add two more names to that list. With the NBA off-season still a month or so away, the prime candidates might hold off on signing with the Knicks unless owner James Dolan throws an extra large pile of money at their desired candidate(s).

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter