The Hornets announced today, April 20, that the search for a new head coach will begin immediately and Jeff Bower will resume his sole duties and focus as the team's general manager.
"Jeff stepped in to coach in a difficult situation and did a phenomenal job this season serving both roles as head coach and general manager." said Hornets President Hugh Weber. "We had a lot of setbacks with injuries but still competed every night even though our players missed a total of 230 games due to injury. This move allows Jeff to focus as the team's general manager and build off of our great draft successes last season. He has been a valued part of shaping our franchise for a long time and we feel fortunate that Jeff will continue in a major role as GM. We will continue to supplement and evaluate our resources on the basketball side so we can compete and maximize our personnel decisions at the highest level."