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The Charlotte Hornets announced Thursday evening that the team has hired a new head coach.

Hornets Dismiss Steve Clifford

Apr 13, 2018

New Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak announced the team had dismissed head coach Steve Clifford after another underwhelming season.

The Hornets have hired Mitch Kupchak, 63, a former University of North Carolina star and Los Angeles Lakers executive, to be the team’s new general manager.

The Charlotte Hornets will not extend the contract of general manager Rich Cho and will begin the process of searching for a replacement, according to a team announcement.

A South Carolina judge says the special prosecutor overseeing an investigation into corruption at the Statehouse can stay on the case. 

The NBA’s commissioner says it’s not a done deal, but Charlotte is again “eligible” to host the NBA all star game after the repeal and replacement of House Bill 2. In other headlines Sunday: Mecklenburg County Democrats picked Jane Whitley as chair at their convention Saturday. Meanwhile, both the Charlotte Knights and Charlotte Checkers had big wins Saturday.

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Monday is the last day to vote for who should play in the NBA All-Star Game next month. The Charlotte Hornets have come up with a creative way to lobby for their star point guard, Kemba Walker.

Fans of the roundhouse-kicking actor Chuck Norris may pick up on the similarity of this:

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It was a disappointing weekend for Hornets fans, after two losses to Miami and elimination from the NBA playoffs. But one fan had a particularly rough go of it. That would be the court-side season ticket-holder dubbed purple shirt guy. During the playoffs game, he paced the sidelines yelling insults at Heat players. And people noticed

Fans of both teams took to Twitter crediting or blaming purple shirt guy for firing up Heat Guard Dwayne Wade to make several big shots in the fourth quarter to propel the Heat to victory on Friday night in Charlotte. Michael Deason from Greensboro is purple shirt guy.    

Michael Tomsic

In uptown Monday night, the Charlotte Hornets look to even their playoff series against the Miami Heat. The home team has won each game so far.

Charlotte Hornets Aim To End NBA Playoff Losing Streak

Apr 22, 2016

The Charlotte Hornets play their first home game in the NBA playoffs Saturday afternoon. The team is looking to end one of the longest losing streaks in NBA playoff history.