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Magic look to Lil' Penny in hopes of winning Tuesday's NBA draft lottery

Source | 10 days ago.

The NBA draft lottery can shape the fortunes of a franchise, with ping-pong balls determining whether a team lands the cornerstone of a champion or keeps coming back for more. The Orlando Magic, a franchise with a history (thought not recent) of good fortune in the lottery, will use a remnant of past lottery wins in hopes of beating the odds at Tuesday’s event. “We put the finest minds we’ve got on this one and this is what they came up with,” Williams told the Sentinel.

Hornets hire Spurs assistant James Borrego as head coach

Source | 13 days ago.

Borrego spent two separate stints under Gregg Popovich in San Antonio (2003-10, 2015-18) and was also the interim coach for the Orlando Magic in 2015, owning a 10-20 record. Borrego, who replaces Steve Clifford, said: "I'm very excited to serve as the head coach of the Charlotte Hornets.

Hornets officially name James Borrego as coach

Source | 13 days ago.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Hornets have officially named James Borrego as head coach. The 40-year-old Borrego joins the Hornets after 15 seasons as an NBA assistant coach, including the last three with the San Antonio Spurs under Gregg Popovich. The

AP sources: Hornets finalize deal with Borrego as new coach

Source | 16 days ago.

Michael Jordan has his guy. The Hornets owner has finalized a deal to hire San Antonio Spurs assistant coach James Borrego as Charlotte's next head coach, according to people familiar with the situation. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the Hornets haven't officially announced the hiring.

Report: Hornets to hire Spurs assistant James Borrego as their new head coach

Source | 16 days ago.

One month after firing their last head coach, the Charlotte Hornets have reportedly lined up their next one. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Tuesday that owner Michael Jordan and newly minted general manager Mitch Kupchak are “finalizing a deal” to hire San Antonio Spurs assistant James Borrego to take the reins in North Carolina. Borrego, 40, entered the NBA in 2003 as an assistant video coordinator after beginning his coaching career at his alma mater, the University of San Diego.

Report: Hornets to hire Spurs' Borrego as head coach

Source | 16 days ago.

The Charlotte Hornets are reportedly finalizing a deal with San Antonio Spurs assistant coach James Borrego to make him their new head coach. According to ESPN, a formal agreement is expected to be reached later Tuesday. Borrego met with Hornets owner Michael Jordan over the weekend after being a finalist for the job with Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga.

Video: Young Cavaliers fan calls LeBron James' shot before it even happens

Source | 28 days ago.

This young Cavaliers has supreme confidence in LeBron James. The game-winner Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James made against the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of their opening-round series on Wednesday night was almost identical to one he made to beat the Orlando Magic in 2009.