Hornets Interviewing Ex-NBA Coach and NBA Champion Assistant For Vacancy

The Charlotte Hornets are reportedly going to interview former Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts and Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham for their vacant head coaching gig, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Stotts coached the Blazers for nine seasons and led them to eight straight postseason appearances before getting fired after the 2021 NBA playoffs. In those nine years, Stotts led Portland to a 402-318 record (.558) in the regular season. 

He has been a head coach for the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2000's and has had multiple stints as an assistant with three other organizations.

Meanwhile, Ham started his career as an assistant in 2011 when he joined the Los Angeles Lakers. He was in the Lakers organization until 2013. From there, he became an assistant with the Atlanta Hawks until 2018. After that, he went to the Bucks where he has served as an assistant to this day. The 48-year-old also played in the NBA for nine seasons from 1996 to 2005.

Ham has been a hot commodity in the coaching market. The Los Angeles Lakers are also reportedly interested in bringing in the former NBA wing to become their next head coach.

Charlotte fired James Borrego after the Hornets lost in the play-in tournament for the second straight season. The Hornets are looking to make their first postseason appearance since 2016.

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