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August 22, 2014 Updates

Yesterday we saw Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. AS part of MJ’s acceptance, he issued a challenge to his Dream Team teammates. As we noted on the Jordan post, his Dream team teammate Larry Bird was a step ahead of him. But today, MJ’s Dream Team teammate Patrick Ewing, an assistant coach for the Hornets, stepped up to the plate and took the ice bucket challenge… NBA.com

August 21, 2014 Updates

The Charlotte City Council is scheduled Monday to discuss upgrades to Time Warner Cable Arena, which opened in 2005. The Charlotte Hornets and the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, which manage the city-owned building, have requested more than $40 million in improvements for the uptown facility. The city says the operating agreement with the Hornets requires the city to make improvements to keep the arena among the NBA’s most modern. The Hornets requested a number of enhancements, such as renovating restaurants and suites, improving lighting, moving the ticket office and upgrading locker rooms. The city likely would pay for the improvements using hospitality taxes, including a hotel/motel tax for general tourism. Charlotte Observer

August 13, 2014 Updates
August 11, 2014 Updates

The Charlotte Hornets plan to formally submit a bid Tuesday to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, a source close to the process said Monday. The team and the Charlotte Sports Foundation have called a news conference for Tuesday morning. It’s expected that’s when a formal announcement of the Hornets’ pursuit will be made. The All-Star Weekend was in Charlotte once before, in 1991, when the original Hornets played here. Charlotte Observer

August 9, 2014 Updates

The assault and battery case involving Charlotte Hornets rookie guard P.J. Hairston has been rescheduled for September. Hairston was due to appear in Durham County court Friday on a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery following an altercation with a high school basketball player during a pickup game last month. Police had issued a summons for Hairston but did not arrest him. WFMY

August 8, 2014 Updates

Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston’s court case, regarding an allegation he twice punched a Durham teenager, has been continued until at least September 12. Hairston was scheduled for an initial appearance Friday in Durham County Court. One of his Durham-based attorneys, William Thomas II, requested the continuance. Neither Hairston nor his accuser, Kentrell Barkley, was in the courtroom. Charlotte Observer

Thomas later said Hairston’s case might not be heard until Oct. 3. That could potentially conflict with Hornets training camp in early October in Asheville. Hairston got into an altercation with Barkley on July 6 during a pickup game at a Durham YMCA. Barkley, a 6-foot-5 senior at Northern Durham High School, said Hairston twice punched him without provocation. "These matters are routinely continued. This is called an initial appearance,’ Thomas said as he left court. "The initial inquiry was whether Mr. Hairston has counsel." Charlotte Observer

August 6, 2014 Updates

Just yesterday we checked in with Michael Jordan at his eponymous basketball camp, where we saw that he still has a sweet shooting stroke. Well, today video has emerged of MJ at that same camp, teaming up with a camper and playing a two-on-two game of hot shot against another camper and his partner, gulp, NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. It really gets going around the four-minute mark… NBA.com

August 5, 2014 Updates

Michael Jordan can still get buckets. So long as they are standstill jumpers and he is left wide open… but still, this is Michael Jordan getting buckets. Pretty much if there is video someday of Jordan making shots at age 70, we’re going to run it. Just be warned. NBCSports.com

August 4, 2014 Updates

Kauffman Sports Management Group has signed basketball hall of famer and current Charlotte Hornets associate head coach Patrick Ewing for coaching representation. At Kauffman, Ewing will be represented by agency founder and president Steve Kauffman and managing partner Spencer Breecker. Ewing was formerly represented by CSE. During his playing career, from 1985 until 2002, Ewing was represented by agent David Falk, but theNational Basketball Players Association prohibits player agents from representing coaches and general managers. Falk last week called on the newly elected NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts to actively enforce that rule. Falk still represents Ewing for marketing work, which is allowed under NBPA rules. barrons.com

July 31, 2014 Updates

The Wizards’ preseason schedule will include a visit to Greenville, S.C., to face the Charlotte Hornets on Oct. 10. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. A person with knowledge of the plans confirmed the location and date. Earlier this month, Jacksonville, Fla., Mayor Alvin Brown announced his city will host a Pelicans-Wizards game Oct. 8 at the Veterans Memorial Arena. Washington Post

July 29, 2014 Updates

Michael Jordan has no problem with LeBron James returning to No. 23 in his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I'm cool with it,'' Jordan told ESPN.com via text message Monday morning. "I don't own a number.'' ESPN.com

July 25, 2014 Updates

Hennigan and the Magic added yet another veteran piece to the puzzle on Friday when they finalized the signing of point guard Luke Ridnour. The 11-year NBA vet gives the Magic some valuable experience at the point guard position to mentor talented youngsters Victor Oladipo and rookie Elfrid Payton. NBA.com

Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has re-signed guard Jannero Pargo. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We’re pleased that Jannero will be back with us again this season,” Cho said. “He is a great veteran presence in our locker room who is always ready when called upon.” NBA.com

July 23, 2014 Updates

Rick Bonnell: Steve Clifford said he'd like a third center behind Big Al and Biz. Said Zeller could play some center, but better suited to power forward. Just to clarify, the No.3 center Clifford described would be a veteran-minimum level player. Just insurance/practice guy. Twitter @rick_bonnell

Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Brian Roberts. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Brian is a quality point guard who we believe will play a key role for us,” Cho said. “We look forward to having him as part of our team.” NBA.com

 

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