The Hornets had their first game in 1988, but played some terrible basketball until Larry Johnson was drafted in 1991. Alonzo Mourning joined him, and the team put together winning records for eight of the next 10 seasons.
The franchise moved to New Orleans in 2002 before a new structure was set up in 2004, the Charlotte Bobcats. In 2014 ‘the franchise’ changed its name and the Hornets moniker returned to Charlotte under the ownership of Michael Jordan.
Charlie Liptrott looks at how the Charlotte Hornets have emerged as a surprise playoff contender and a team with a bright future.
PJ Washington: The Hornets glimmer of hope
Drafting a guy like Washington, and Bridges before him only serves to expedite the process. As they, and their young teammates continue to improve, there will be curious glances cast in Charlotte’s direction. In PJ Washington the Hornets have now found a path back to relevancy.
After letting Kemba Walker walk this summer, the Charlotte Hornets now looks to their new guard Terry Rozier for hope. Will ‘Scary Terry’ cause a buzz?…