Friday, May 24, 2024

Charlotte Hornets Appoint Charles Lee as Head Coach

In a significant move, the Charlotte Hornets have appointed Charles Lee, a seasoned NBA assistant coach, as their new head coach, as announced by Jeff Peterson, the team’s Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations.

Lee, bringing a wealth of experience garnered from a decade-long career in the NBA, notably served as the top assistant for the Boston Celtics during the 2023-24 season. Peterson expressed enthusiasm, highlighting Lee’s outstanding character and his adeptness in fostering player connections and accountability.

Lee’s coaching journey spans various successful stints, including a significant role in the Milwaukee Bucks’ coaching staff, where he contributed to the team’s 2020-21 NBA championship victory. His tenure in Atlanta saw notable achievements, such as a franchise-record 60 wins in his first year.

Under Lee’s guidance, Boston boasted impressive statistics during the 2023-24 campaign, securing the top spot in the league with a remarkable 64-18 record. Moreover, Milwaukee flourished during his tenure, averaging over 54 wins per season, even amid challenges like shortened regular seasons due to COVID-19.

A graduate of Bucknell University, where he also kickstarted his coaching career, Lee’s prowess extends beyond the NBA. His collegiate achievements, including leading Bucknell to its only two NCAA Tournament victories, underscore his pedigree in basketball.

Excited about his new role, Lee expressed gratitude to the Hornets’ leadership and conveyed eagerness about the team’s promising future, emphasizing the passionate basketball culture in the Carolinas.

Lee, hailing from the Washington, D.C., area, is accompanied by his wife, Lindsey, and their three daughters. His appointment marks a significant step for the Hornets as they aim to establish a competitive team geared for long-term success.

In anticipation of an exciting season ahead, the Hornets have opened membership opportunities for the Hive Society for the upcoming 2024-25 season, offering exclusive benefits. For those interested, limited tickets are available, especially in the lower level. For further details or ticket purchases, contact 704.HORNETS.

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