While the Charlotte Hornets wait out the NBA’s hiatus, the team has already made a huge move for their part-time staff.
With all of the news surfacing about the COVID-19 virus, the Charlotte Hornets have made a move to help part-time personnel. Since the NBA suspended the regular season for a minimum of 30 days, this left many arena staff without work.
With many workers losing compensation from work, the Hornets and players have stepped up to provide funds for Spectrum Center and the Greensboro Swarms’ part-time staff. News about this report came directly from the Charlotte Hornets.
The organization has committed to compensate all part-time employees until April 13th, which is the date the season was initially supposed to end on. Moreover, this is good for these employees, as they may get even more work if Commissioner Adam Silver unsuspends the league.
While this is good news, many thought that Hornets’ owner Michael Jordan did not step up to provide assistance. However, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, confirmed that this was not true on Twitter.
This was a great move by the organization, as they will be helping many families who were put out of work due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Hornets confirmed that the payment fund will assist more than 500 part-time staff that are employed by Hornets Sports & Entertainment.
With this action, the Hornets join a group of multiple teams who have already committed to providing funds for part-time arena employees.
As the Hornets await the Commissioner’s future decision on the season, there still may be a chance that the Hornets could finish the rest of their games. The Hornets are currently 23-42, and they remain at the 10th spot in the Eastern Conference Standings.
Fans should stay updated for any future information regarding the season. More announcements should come in the following weeks.