BY ABQJOURNAL NEWS STAFF
Albuquerque native James Borrego has accepted a position as assistant coach for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, ESPN reported Saturday.
Borrego, 45, was head coach for the Charlotte Hornets from 2018-22. His title with New Orleans will be associate head coach, ESPN said. It is his second time around on the New Orleans’ staff. The first time, beginning in 2012, current Pelicans coach Willie Green was a player on the team.
The Albuquerque Academy alumnus also had worked two stints on the San Antonio Spurs staff and also in Orlando, where in 2015 he served as interim coach for the balance of the season. Read more here.