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Hornets show faith, ink fresh deal with James Borrego

August 9, 2021 – The Charlotte Hornets announced today that the team has decided to stick with their current leadership. This week, the organization signed Head Coach James Borrego to a multiyear contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.


“We’re extremely pleased with the job that Coach Borrego and his staff have done in their three years in Charlotte,” Kupchak said. “ Coach and his staff have built a strong player development program and it has resulted in the continued improvement of our young players.


Borrego made history as the first Hispanic full-time head coach in the NBA when he was hired by the Hornets after three seasons as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs. His team's 2020 record of 33-39 helped the team reach the Play-In Tournament and elevated the team's playoff hopes once again.