Hornets sign Bridges; hire 5 assistant coaches


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The Hornets have signed first-round draft pick Miles Bridges from Michigan State and hired five assistant coaches.

Terms of Bridges’ deal were not made available Monday.

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Bridges, a forward, was a unanimous 2017-18 All-Big Ten first-team selection and second-team All-American selection at Michigan State where he led the Spartans in scoring at 17 points per game last season.

The Hornets also signed J.P. Macura, an undrafted guard from Xavier, to a two-way contract.

Charlotte announced it has hired Jay Triano, Chad Iske, Jay Hernandez, Ronald Nored and Dutch Gaitley as assistant coaches on James Borrego’s staff.

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