Charlotte Hornets D-League team coming to Greensboro

CHARLOTTE (WTVD) -- The NBA Development League and the Charlotte Hornets announced Tuesday that the Hornets will start a D-League team in Greensboro.

The NBA D-League is the NBA's official minor league. According to the NBA, an all-time high of 38 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2014-2015 season had experience in the D-League.

"Today is a historic day for the NBA D-League, the Hornets and the city of Greensboro," said Malcolm Turner, NBA D-League President in a statement. "Having a 20th NBA D-League team, and the 11th that is owned by an NBA team, is an important and noteworthy achievement."

Four members of the current Hornets roster have D-League experience: Troy Daniels, P.J. Hairston, Jeremy Lamb, and Jeremy Lin.

"It is an honor to welcome the Charlotte Hornets' new NBA D-League franchise to Greensboro," said Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan. "We look forward to welcoming the franchise's players, coaches and staff to our community."

The team will start in the 2016-2017 season and play their 24 home games at the Pavilion at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The team said ticket information and pricing will be announced in January, but fans interested in season tickets and visit and place a $25 deposit per seat to gain priority.

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