About Charlotte Hornets
The franchise, despite its young age had already a bit of turmoil going around it. Established in 1988 as an expansion team the Hornets then moved to New Orleans in 2002. Two years later the NBA established a new expansion team in Charlotte called Bobcats. The Bobcats became Hornets again in 2014 after New Orleans rebranded themselves as Pelicans ultimately returning the Hornets name, records and official history from the years 1988-2002 back to Charlotte.
The team’s colours are dark purple, teal, gray and white. Choice of teal colour started fashion craze in eighties and nineties with many pro teams starting using the colour scheme. The Franchise is also known for having the shortest player in NBA history, Muggsy Bogues who was 5’3” tall.
The team is currently member of Southeast Division in Eastern Conference. The franchise has never reached the finals and had a mixture of decent and bad seasons but with Jordan being the team’s owner since 2010 the fans can hope for their team to finally rise to challenges.
Steve Clifford became the team’s head coach in 2013 and he finished fourth in Coach of the Year voting in his first year.
The franchise relies on its own home grown talent as the main points contributor is Kemba Walker, a point guard drafted by the hornets in 2011 draft who has been very productive during the time with the team leading in points and steals as well as contributing a lot in passing game.
Another player coached by the franchise is Cody Zeller, power forward/center chosen by the Hornets in 2014 draft with overall 4th pick known for high basketball IQ and with being so young, plenty of potential to showcase his skills. And given he can train alongside Al Jefferson, fellow center/power forward who played for the team since 2013 can only beneficial as Jefferson has been a solid presence under the basket leading the team in rebounds and still providing good haul of points.
The other starters on the team are P. J. Hairston (small forward/power forward) and Nicolas Batum a French small forward/shooting guard who had been awarded French League Rising Star award twice and was named FIBA Europe u-18 championship MVP.
Hairston made his name for becoming first NBA D-League player to be drafted in first round of NBA draft.