We reported in May that the Charlotte Hornets were scouting seven locations for their new D-League team. Today, the franchise announced their decision.
The City of Greensboro and Greensboro Coliseum Complex have been selected as the home of our @hornetsdleague! pic.twitter.com/w1kiZraEs3
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) October 27, 2015
“This is an important step for our franchise,” said Hornets Sports & Entertainment Chairman Michael Jordan. “Having our own team will allow us to use the NBA D-League in a more efficient and worthwhile way. By operating our own club, it will be a seamless transition for our players, coaches and front office when we assign a player because the NBA D-League team will follow the same principles and run the same sets as the Hornets. Placing the team in Greensboro also allows us to expand the Hornets’ brand to another city in our region that has a great basketball tradition.”
An expansion draft will be held where the Hornets will select 16 unprotected players from other teams around the league to make up their roster. The squad’s nickname and ticket information will be released at a later date.