Hornets' D-League team will be based in Greensboro

Associated Press
Staff Writer

GREENSBORO — The Charlotte Hornets will have their NBA D-League team in Greensboro starting next year.

The D-League and the team announced Tuesday that the Hornets will own and operate the club as the league expands to 20 teams.

The Hornets' affiliate will play in the Pavilion at the Greensboro Coliseum, which will be renovated into a basketball fieldhouse, starting in 2016-17.

The Hornets, the 11th NBA team to own its D-League club, began the process of purchasing it earlier this year.

Owner Michael Jordan said in a statement that "this is an important step for our franchise" and that placing it in Greensboro "allows us to expand the Hornets' brand to another city in our region that has a great basketball tradition."