The Charlotte Hornets have added two more people to their long list of contenders for the head coach position.
The Hornets have asked permission to meet Brooklyn Nets assistant David Vanterpool and Milwaukee Bucks assistant Charles Lee. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
According to Wojnarowski, the Hornets have already begun interviewing candidates, beginning with two-time NBA Coach of the Year Mike D’Antoni. Charlotte allegedly asked to talk with assistant coaches. Which are Kenny Atkinson of Golden State, Darvin Ham of Milwaukee, and Sean Sweeney of Dallas.
Before this season, Vanterpool joined Steve Nash’s coaching staff in Brooklyn. He previously spent two seasons as the Minnesota Timberwolves assistant head coach. He also worked as an assistant with the Portland Trail Blazers. During his time with the franchise, which lasted from 2012 to 2019. Vanterpool was a crucial figure in developing standout guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum
In addition, Lee has been an assistant coach under Mike Budenholzer for a long time. In 2014, he joined Budenholzer’s coaching staff with the Atlanta Hawks. And in 2018, he followed him to Milwaukee. Last season, they helped the Bucks win their first NBA title in 50 years. Beating the Phoenix Suns in six games.
The Hornets finished the season with a 43-39 record. Enough for a 10th-place finish in the Eastern Conference for the second consecutive season.
After a blowout defeat to Atlanta in the play-in tournament game, Charlotte dismissed head coach James Borrego. Continuing the team’s six-year drought of missing the playoffs.
Considering Lee and Ham for the Charlotte Hornets’ coaching position would be a fantastic opportunity for any of them. Whether or whether they get the job. There will undoubtedly be more and more teams showing interest as time goes on. The number of stories like this will certainly increase as more vacancies become available.
Responses to Milwaukee Bucks collaborator Charles Lee meeting for the Charlotte Hornets’ current head coaching opening
While Ham is the assistant that gets the most attention. Lee has also been a constant in coaching discussions over the last several years. Last summer, the 37-year-old assistant held head coaching interviews with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Boston Celtics. And the Sacramento Kings had already asked permission to interview him for their post. While it does not look like Lee will be hired by the Kings. Since the three finalists do not include him, there are various other options.
Furthermore, LaMelo Ball, an All-Star point guard, leads Charlotte’s dynamic young lineup. It will be critical for the Hornets to properly judge who will be the next coach. If they wish to go to the next level.