The Charlotte Hornets were founded in 1988, and since then, they have had a very interesting history. From 1988-2002 the team was known as the Charlotte Hornets. However that organization moved to New Orleans. Still, the history of the team was left behind, so it is kind of like a new organization was created in New Orleans when they moved, although it actually wasn't. Two years later the NBA quickly saw the error they had made and awarded Charlotte with the NBA's newest expansion franchise. From 2004-2014 they called themselves the Bobcats. Then, after the franchise in New Orleans elected to rename themselves the Pelicans, the Charlotte team changed their name to the Hornets. Follow all of that? Okay good. Since their inception in 1988, the Hornets really haven't had much to be thrilled about. They have made the playoffs a couple of times, but they are more known for off the court stuff than on the court performance. The Hornets were the team that officially drafted Kobe Bryant, although he did not want to play there, so they traded him to the Lakers. The Hornets are owned by the famous Michael Jordan as well.
The Charlotte Hornets finished the 2014-2015 regular season with a record of 33-49, five games out of the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Hornets ended up with the 9th selection overall in the 2015 NBA draft, and ended up selecting Frank “the tank” Kaminsky, a forward from Wisconsin. Kaminksy is expected to help stretch the floor for the likes Of Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin. It seems in recent years though, as if this is one of those NBA teams that settling for mediocrity.
The Charlotte Hornets had a decent 2015-2016 season. They finished the season with a record of 48-34, good for the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. In the playoffs, they faced the Heat in round one, and lost the series in seven well fought games. During the offseason, they did not do much other than re-sign their own players. They re-signed forward Marvin Williams to a four year, 54.5 million dollar contract. They also re-signed Nicolas Batum to a five year, 120 million dollar extension, their highlight move of the offseason. In the draft, they had the 22nd selection overall, and used to select freshman guard Malachi Richardson from Syracuse. So far this season, they are right where they left off in last year. They Hornets currently sit with a record of 2018, tied with the Pacers for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference.