Charlotte Hornets Rumors
Roy Williams started his college basketball coaching career at the University of North Carolina as an assistant coach and play a key role in recruiting a young Michael Jordan for the team. Now, as head coach of the UNC Tarheels, William just reached his 800th career win against Syracuse University and Jordan Brand is celebrating it with a special sneaker package. UNC took to Twitter to share Williams gift from Jordan Brand. The packaging alone is impressive on its own. A large wooden box features a Jumpman logo, basketball net and “800” carved into it. Opening the box reveals more carved details, an etched glass container that reads “Congratulations Roy Williams” and a pair of “Metallic Silver” Air Jordan 1 Low Pinnacle signed by Michael Jordan.
The Greensboro Swarm announced today that the team has acquired returning rights player Aaron Harrison. The Swarm’s roster now stands at 12.
Batum practiced Thursday. He participated in both drills and scrimmaging. He ran well and moved side-to-side. He has put off truly testing his knee in jumping situations until shootaround Friday morning in Philadelphia. If that goes well, he intends to play against the 76ers
Batum was under the basket against the Pistons in the second half, when the biggest player on the court toppled into his knee. “Roy landed on me,” Batum said, referring to teammate Roy Hibbert, a 7-foot-2, 270-pound center . “He’s a big guy, so. …”
“I can’t say enough about how much this team needs Nic Batum,” power forward Marvin Williams said Thursday after practice. “Not only offensively what he brings to the table for himself and the rest of us, but defensively as well. He’s such a smart player, such a great player, on both ends of the floor. When you (lose) a guy like that, who does so many things, the team does struggle a little bit in his absence. If he’s back out there, it will make a huge difference.”