Gerald Henderson joining Charlotte Hornets broadcast team

Charlotte Hornets Gerald Henderson (Photo by Rocky Widner/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Gerald Henderson (Photo by Rocky Widner/Getty Images) /

Former Charlotte Hornets wing Gerald Henderson will be joining the Hornets’ TV broadcast for the remainder of the season.

I’ve always loved Gerald Henderson as a player. He wasn’t flashy, but he was always a team-first guy, and gave it his all on the court. While the former Charlotte Hornets wing isn’t playing on the court anymore, he’s still around the game, and it appears he’ll be re-joining the team.

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, Henderson will be joining the Hornets’ TV broadcast team for Fox Sports Southeast for the remainder of the season.

Throughout the season, we have seen Henderson hovering around the team at times, so it’s good to see him get a position to be with the team for the rest of the season. His best days as a player were definitely as a member of this Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats franchise.

The 31 year old out of Duke averaged a career-best 15.5 points for the then Bobcats during the 2012-13 season. He played well individually, but the team did not perform well, finishing with a 21-61 record that year.

For his career as a member of the Hornets/Bobcats franchise, he averaged 12.0 points and 3.4 rebounds. He spent his first six years in the NBA with Charlotte, before eventually suiting up for the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers.

One of my personal favorite memories from Henderson was his big dunk over Dwight Howard and the Los Angeles Lakers in 2012. Just look at the elevation on this slam:

In 2017, Henderson had a big surgery done on his hip, and he hasn’t played since then. He hasn’t officially announced his retirement from playing basketball, and he actually was aiming for a potential comeback in 2018, but it didn’t happen.

The Hornets broadcast team took a hit earlier this season with the departure of Stephanie Ready, who was with the Hornets as a sideline reporter/analyst since 2004. Ashley ShahAhmadi, the teams new sideline reporter, has done an excellent job in her place.

Adding Henderson to the team will give the broadcast a new voice with good analysis, considering he was a player for many years and knows plenty about the game.

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It’s unclear if Henderson ever plans on getting back to the court as a player, but even if he decides not to, he’s got a wonderful career ahead of him in broadcasting. His knowledge of basketball and great attitude will make him a pleasure to watch for Charlotte Hornets fans across the world.