Yesterday afternoon, the Charlotte Hornets announced that the team will play a preseason home game against the Washington Wizards on October 10th at 7:00 p.m. in Greenville, South Carolina at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena(formerly the Bi-Lo Center). This marks the first time that the team has played in Greenville since the franchise's founding in 2004 as the then-Charlotte Bobcats, while the original Hornets franchise played 2 preseason games in Greenville in 1999 and 2000 at the then-Bi-Lo Center.
Tickets will go on sale for the preseason game in Greenville tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena and Time Warner Cable Arena box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 704-HORNETS(467-6387).
Hornets Summer League schedule released
The NBA officially released its 2014 Samsung NBA Summer League schedule today, and the Hornets will open up their summer league schedule on July 11th at 8:30 p.m. against the Golden State Warriors, as the Charlotte Hornets will hit the floor for the first time since 2002. The Hornets will also be taking on the Sacramento Kings on July 13th at 6:00 p.m. and the following night, they will square off against the New York Knicks on July 14th(4:00 p.m.) The games on July 13th and 14th will be aired on NBA TV.
The 2014 Samsung NBA Summer League will have a tournament-style format again this year, with each team playing three-games apiece from July 11-15th, before they are seeded in the tournament round, beginning on July 16th and running up to the championship game on July 21st, with games taking place at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas
The schedule is listed as follows(all times are EDT):
- July 11th: Charlotte vs. Golden State Warriors(8:30 p.m.)
- July 13th: Charlotte vs. Sacramento Kings(6:00 p.m., NBA TV)
- July 14th: Charlotte vs. New York Knicks(4:00 p.m., NBA TV)
- July 16-21st: To be determined