CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)— The Charlotte Hornets have actually started their look for a head train, asking for consent to talk to numerous prospects for the opening, stated an individual knowledgeable about the scenario.
The individual spoke with The Associated Continue problem of privacy Thursday due to the fact that the Hornets have actually not launched a listing of mentoring prospects.
Though it is uncertain when the meetings will certainly happen, the individual stated the listing consists of two-time NBA train of the year Mike D’Antoni, currently a New Orleans Pelicans professional, Various other prospects consist of 5 NBA aide trainers: Golden State’s Kenny Atkinson, Dallas’ Sean Sweeney, Brooklyn’s David Vanterpool and also Milwaukee’s Darvin Pork and also Charles Lee.
Of the aide trainers on the listing, just Vanterpool’s group is no more still taking part in the NBA playoffs.
D’Antoni has actually formerly functioned as a head train with the Houston Firecrackers (2016-20), Los Angeles Lakers (2012-14), New York City Knicks (2008-12), Phoenix Metro Suns (2003-08) and also Denver Nuggets (1998-99). He won NBA train of the year in 2005 and also 2017 and also has actually accumulated a document of 672-527 document in the routine period and also 54-56 mark in the postseason.
He formerly functioned under present Hornets basic supervisor Mitch Kupchak with the Lakers for 2 periods.
The Hornets are seeking to change James Borrego, that was terminated by proprietor Michael Jordan on April 22 after a 43-39 period.
The 44-year-old Borrego was 138-163 in 4 periods with the Hornets and also had actually gotten a multi-year agreement expansion last August. Charlotte completed in 10th area in the East however shed in the play-in ready the 2nd straight year.
The Hornets have actually not made the playoffs because the 2015-16 period and also have actually not won a playoff collection in two decades.