Former Hornets Star Dell Curry Expands Role with Organization
May 28, 2015 – The Charlotte Hornets announced today that former Hornets guard Dell Curry has expanded his role with the organization, becoming a Hornets Ambassador and Special Projects Advisor. Curry will remain the color analyst for the team’s TV broadcasts on SportSouth.
The leading scorer in Charlotte NBA history, Curry will serve as an ambassador for the team at events related to both basketball and business operations, such as community programs, charity outings, speaking engagements and fundraising galas. He will also use his experience as a 16-year NBA veteran to assist the organization as a resource for special projects.
“We are pleased that Dell has agreed to expand his role with our organization,” said Hornets Sports & Entertainment President & COO Fred Whitfield. “Dell’s name is synonymous with the words ‘Charlotte Hornets.’ Our fans know him well from both his history as a player and his six seasons as our TV analyst. We are excited that he will be strengthening his relationship with our franchise.”
Curry played 10 seasons for the Hornets after being selected by the team in the 1988 NBA Expansion Draft. Among the career leaders in Charlotte NBA history, he ranks first in scoring (9,839), games played (701), field goals (3,951), three-point field goals (929) and double-figure scoring games (522). The 1993-94 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, Curry ranked in the NBA’s top 10 in three-point percentage in five of his 10 seasons in Charlotte. Among the NBA’s career leaders, he currently sits 28th in three-point percentage (.402), 42nd in three-point field goals (1,245) and 63rd in free throw percentage (.844).
Curry joins Matt Carroll as former players that now have roles with the organization. Carroll serves as a Community Ambassador and radio analyst for home games.
Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets and operates Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena. The Charlotte Hornets are a member of the NBA’s Southeast Division. Owned by NBA Legend Michael Jordan, the Hornets organization strives to deliver a relentless attack on the court, an unmatched experience in the stands and a positive impact throughout the community. The name of the city’s original NBA team from 1988-2002, the Hornets moniker returned to Charlotte in May 2014, uniting the rich history of NBA basketball in the Carolinas. Time Warner Cable Arena is the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the Carolinas, hosting over 150 sporting events, concerts and family shows annually. For more information, please visit hornets.com or timewarnercablearena.com.