James Borrego Rumors
Jay Hernandez: The talks I’ve had with the Hornets staff, coach James Borrego and management have allowed me to continue to be decisive and confident in the messaging that I have been providing the team. Mitch Kupchak and Larry Jordan came and got to see four games. Their presence in the gym was a great sign of support and commitment to the development we have invested in with the Hornets.
Wes Goldberg: Hornets HC James Borrego on James Wiseman: “He’s a special talent with great size. He can catch, he can run, he can score, he’s only going to get better over time. I think the Warriors got themselves a very good player.”
Rick Bonnell: James Borrego on Gordon Hayward’s right hand (or wrist) injury: “Obviously, we are all concerned.”
“He’s playing amazing,” Stephen Curry said this week. “There was a lot of talk about what he could show his rookie year. He’s surprising a lot of people.” James Borrego isn’t surprised. The Hornets coach was sold on Ball last November, when Borrego, Hornets president Mitch Kupchak and assistant GM Buzz Peterson flew to Los Angeles to watch Ball work out. They knew about the passing. “He’s able to read coverages before they happen,” Borrego said in a telephone interview. But then they saw the shooting. “He had a nice little floater,” says Borrego. And the confidence. At one point, Borrego and Kupchak discussed how when Ball shot, he seemed to believe every one was going in.