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2018
36-46, 3rd in Southeast
Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
2d

Hornets wheel and deal to draft Bridges, Graham

Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak made two trades on NBA draft night to select Michigan State swingman Miles Bridges and Kansas guard Devonte' Graham.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Giving up two second-round picks to move up one spot from No. 12 looks like a lot for the LA Clippers, who surely were convinced that otherwise the Charlotte Hornets would trade the No. 11 pick to another team interested in taking Kentucky point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

Stephen A.: Howard is 'irrelevant' (1:47)
Jalen: Nets 'have nothing to lose' in Howard trade (1:02)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The trade for Charlotte is luxury tax related. The Hornets prior to the trade would have been a tax team for 2018-19 and now have a $13M cushion. The tradeoff is that Charlotte inherits the Timofey Mozgov $16.7M contract for 2019-20.

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3dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Hornets trading Howard to Nets

The Hornets have agreed to send Dwight Howard to the Nets for Timofey Mozgov, draft picks and cash, sources told ESPN.

Prospect Profile: Miles Bridges (0:27)
Prospect Profile: Arnoldas Kulboka (0:28)
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9d

D12: Van Gundy moment 'worst day of my life'

Dwight Howard recalled with bitterness the time he famously put his arm around Stan Van Gundy after his then-coach with the Magic had told media Howard wanted him fired.

Howard's Van Gundy impression brings down the house (1:56)
Prospect Profile: Devonte' Graham (0:50)
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12d

Who's out, who's in: NBA coaching changes

At least nine NBA teams will have a different coach than the one that started the 2017-18 season. Keep up with every change on the sidelines here.

Mangok Mathiang's road to the NBA (9:04)
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26dNick Metallinos

Mangok Mathiang's "very unreal" journey

From South Sudan to Australia to being drafted to the NBA and learning from Dwight Howard and Michael Jordan, Mangok Mathiang has enjoyed a "very unreal" journey. And it's far from over, writes Nick Metallinos.

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44dAdrian Wojnarowski

Spurs assistant Borrego named Hornets coach

James Borrego has started work on building his staff in Charlotte after agreeing to be the new coach of the Hornets. The two sides reached agreement on a four-year deal, league sources told ESPN.

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46dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Hornets finalizing deal to hire Borrego

The Hornets are finalizing a head-coaching deal for James Borrego, who has been an assistant with the Spurs, Pelicans and Magic since 2003.

Dwight Howard: I don't know if I can watch Rockets win a title (2:07)
Dwight rediscovering passion for basketball (2:31)
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49dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Hornets zero in on Borrego, Larranaga

The Hornets will interview Spurs assistant James Borrego and Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga for a second time. Both will meet with Hornets brass, including Michael Jordan, this weekend.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Ex-NBA head coach Jim Cleamons had an informal phone conversation with Bucks general manager Jon Horst this morning in regards to their head coach opening, a source said. Cleamons, who was an assistant coach when Michael Jordan starred with the Chicago Bulls, is also getting interest for head coach openings with Jordan's Charlotte Hornets and Chicago State. Cleamons, 68, won an NBA championship as a player with the Lakers and nine as an assistant coach with the Bulls and Lakers.

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62dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Hornets to interview Spurs' Udoka

The Hornets will interview Ime Udoka for their head-coaching vacancy this week, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. He joins fellow Spurs assistant Ettore Messina and David Fizdale as candidates for the job.

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1(11)Shai Gilgeous-AlexanderSGKentucky
2(25)Arnoldas KulbokaSF

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