The Charlotte Hornets is a professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association, based out of North Carolina.

Team Profile

The Charlotte Hornets, also known simply as Charlotte or the Hornets, were established in 1988. In 2002, they became the Charlotte Bobcats but were allowed to become the Hornets again in 2014.

They play in the National Basketball Association in the Eastern Conference and the Southeast Division.

The team is owned by Gabe Plotkin & Rick Schnall (majority), Eric Church, J Cole, and Michael Jordan (minority).

As of 2024, the team’s Head Coach is Steve Clifford.


The team came into existence in 1988 after the NBA wanted to expand its league by four teams.

George Shinn, who was an entrepreneur in Charlotte, North Carolina, appointed Carl Scheer as the General Manager with the help of Dick Harter.

In the 1990s, the Hornets’ stars were Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson, while Muggsy Bogues was a popular player too.

Country United States United States
City Charlotte, North Carolina
Founded 1988
Ground Spectrum Center
Nickname Hornets
Coach Steve Clifford
Website http://nba.cpm/hornets

Their current home arena is Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Their team colors are teal, dark purple, gray, and white. They are affiliated with the Greensboro Swarm in the NBA G League.

In 2002, the Hornets moved to New Orleans with a declining attendance in Charlotte. Soon after, the Charlotte Bobcats were born and admitted to the NBA in 2004. NBA great Michael Jordan acquired the Bobcats in 2010.

In 2014, the franchise submitted an application to rename from the Bobcats back to the Hornets which was approved for the 2014-15 season.

Notable Players

Some notable players who have been part of the Hornets roster include Mugsy Bogues, Kemba Walker, Dell Curry, and Glen Rice.

Major Achievements

None to Show

Charlotte Hornets FAQ