The Hornets and coach James Borrego are expected to come to terms on a contract extension ahead of next season, per Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.
Borrego has been coach of the Hornets for three seasons, compiling a record 95-124 in Charlotte. (He also served as Magic interim coach in 2014-15, finishing 10-20 in that brief stretch.)
Charlotte went 33-39 this past season and missed the playoffs after falling to the Pacers in the play-in tournament.
While the Hornets have yet to qualify for the postseason under Borrego, but team owner Michael Jordan is said to be pleased with the overall organization and progress of the roster. Borrego also received an endorsement from GM Mitch Kupchak, who said after the season that felt “the coach did a great job.”
The Hornets picked up the option on Borrego’s contract after the season.