CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – The Charlotte Hornets have fired head coach James Borrego, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The news comes just over a week since the Hornets suffered a blow-out loss in the NBA Playoff play-in tournament – the second time in as many years.

The squad won 43 games last season, 10 more than the previous season’s COVID-shortened schedule, and finished 10th in the Eastern Conference.

Statistically, the Hornets finished with its highest offensive rating in franchise history – placing them eighth in the NBA.

The defense, however, ranked 22 out of 30 teams.

Queen City News and Charlotte Sports Live have reached out to the Hornets organizations for comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.