Dec 21, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan unveils the new Charlotte Hornets logo at halftime during the game against the Utah Jazz at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Hornets: Recapping the month of June


We are a day away from the start of NBA free-agency, and everyone in Charlotte is anticipating that the Charlotte Hornets might make a big splash.

Whether or not they do sign a star player in free agency, the Hornets have already had a successful off-season thus far.

The month of June was a busy one for the Charlotte Hornets, so here is a recap of everything that happened in the month.

First, in an unexpected move, team president of basketball operations Rod Higgins stepped down from the position. Rich Cho has been the main guy in charge since Higgins’ departure.

In the month of June, the Charlotte Hornets also revealed their new uniforms and court-design for the upcoming season. Both of them received mostly positive reviews. Although having pinstripes in the uniforms would’ve been nice. They are still great uniforms nonetheless.

Hugo the Hornet also made his return this month! Very rarely do you see a city that excited to see their team’s mascot, but in Charlotte, Hugo is a celebrity. If he were to run for the mayor of Charlotte, he would probably win.

R.I.P Rufus.

The Honey Bees (cheerleaders/dance team for Charlotte Hornets) were also announced in June!

And last, but definitely not least, the Charlotte Hornets also had the NBA Draft this month. The Bobcats never had much success in the draft, but it looks like the Hornets might have broken that trend this year.

Noah Vonleh took an unexpected fall in the draft, and he was available when it was Charlotte’s turn to pick 9th. The team also drafted former UNC star P.J. Hairston with the 26th pick (part of the Shabazz Napier trade) and he was a very popular pick, well, mostly everybody was excited.

Owner Michael Jordan has said he looks to make a big splash in the off-season, specifically in free agency. That will start on Tuesday, but so far, Jordan has already led the Hornets to a great off-season, and we are expecting some more magic in the month of July.

What was your favorite moment in the month of June? Let your voice be heard in the comment section below! Here is a recap of June for the Charlotte Hornets in just one photo: (via the Charlotte Hornets Facebook account)

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