By: Nina Cray
Charlotte Hornets general manager, Mitch Kupchak, announced head coach James Borrego has been dismissed from his position on Monday April 22nd, 2022.
Borrego, 44, was with the Hornets for four seasons and ends his overall career with them 138-163.
There is speculation that this decision stems from Hornet losses in play-in games to end the 2021-22 season, which marks the 2nd consecutive season the Hornets have lost their first play-in game as the 10th seed.
Despite his dismissal, the Hornets staff wish him well.
“Beyond his work as a coach, he is a tremendous person. I wish him and his family the best in the future. These decisions are always difficult…” said general manager Mitch Kupchak.
They begin the search for a new head coach immediately, and both the staff and young core of Hornets players are excited for the program’s future.
Bontempts, Tim. 2022, April 22. ESPN. “Charlotte Hornets fire coach James Borrego after four seasons.” <https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/33785263/charlotte-hornets-firing-coach-james-borrego-four-seasons-sources-say>
Alexander, Jonathan. 2022, April 22. The Charlotte Observer. “Hornets fire head coach James Borrego with two years left on contract, sources say” <https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/charlotte-hornets/article260663752.html>