Charlotte Hornets embrace new era

Charlotte Hornets season set to begin

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Charlotte Hornets held their annual media day at Spectrum Center before departing for Chapel Hill for their first day of training camp on Tuesday, September 25th.

This is a new era of Hornets basketball, one that Coach James Borrego feels confident the team is embracing.

"They're a much more unselfish group than I thought, a much more unselfish group. I think they care about each other, they like being around each other, they like moving the ball to each other. They communicate much more than I thought when I originally took this job. I think there's a connection here that I didn't realize until I got here," Borrego said.

Although the first game of the 2018 NBA season hasn't even been played yet, Hornets point guard Kemba Walker is already addressing the 2019 off season - for what he says will be the only time this year.

"This is where I wanna be. I don't want to be nowhere else. You know you see guys wanting to leave teams and stuff like that. I don't want to do that. I want to create something here, create something special here in Charlotte . . . something that we've never had here. I want to create some consistency. I want to be a part of it. That's just how I feel," Walked explained.

The Hornets first preseason game is scheduled for this Friday, September 28th.

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