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Charlotte Hornets
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Conference Eastern
Division Southeast
Founded 1988
History Charlotte Hornets
1988–2002, 2014–present
Charlotte Bobcats
Arena Spectrum Center
Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Team colors Teal, dark purple, gray
Main sponsor LendingTree
President Mitch Kupchak
General manager Mitch Kupchak
Head coach James Borrego
Ownership Michael Jordan, Curtis Polk, Fred Whitfield
Affiliation(s) Greensboro Swarm
Championships 0
Conference titles 0
Division titles 0
Retired numbers 1 (13)
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The Charlotte Hornets are an American professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Hornets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division. The team is largely owned by NBA Hall-of-Fame legend Michael Jordan, who acquired a controlling interest in the team in 2010. The Hornets play their home games at the Spectrum Center in Uptown Charlotte.

The original Hornets franchise was established in 1988 as an expansion team, owned by George Shinn. In 2002, Shinn's franchise relocated to New Orleans and became the New Orleans Hornets. In 2004, the NBA established the Charlotte Bobcats, which was regarded as a new expansion team at the time. In 2013, the New Orleans franchise announced it would rebrand itself the New Orleans Pelicans, ultimately returning the Hornets name, records, and official history (spanning from 1988 to 2002) to Charlotte. The Bobcats were officially renamed the Charlotte Hornets for the 2014–15 season.

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