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Hornets finalizing multi-year contract extension with James Borrego

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The Hornets will hope their young head coach keeps the team trending in the right direction.

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According to Adrian Wonjarowski of ESPN, the Charlotte Hornets are finalizing a multi-year contract extension with head coach James Borrego.

Surely no one will have a problem with this.

Borrego has been with the franchise since 2018 and was the first major move by the Mitch Kupchak-led front office. He has a 95-124 record as a head coach, that probably isn’t a fair representation of the quality of coach he is.

After his first season at the helm, there was a mass exodus of veteran talent from the roster. Borrego has cultivated a young, talented group that has shown significant improvement from year to year. Just about every young player has shown significant growth under Borrego’s watch, and it has the team poised to compete for the playoffs in the 2021-22 season.

Borrego had the team sitting at the 4-seed for a couple weeks near the midway point of last season before injuries ravaged the lineup. He and the rest of the organization will try to build on that with the added job security this extension provides.