Charlotte Hornets' win on Dec. 23, 1988 changed the course of Charlotte's history
Charlotte goes wild for city's first-ever NBA game in 1988
Charlotte Hornets - 2002 NBA Playoffs Commercial (Dig In)
Charlotte Hornets at Milwaukee Bucks - April 10, 2017
The 1989–90 NBA season was the Charlotte Hornets' second season in the National Basketball Association. The Hornets moved from the Eastern Conference to the Western Conference, also switching from the Atlantic Division to the Midwest Division for the season. In December, the team acquired Armen Gilliam from the Phoenix Suns. Gilliam would lead the Hornets in scoring averaging 18.8 points per game. Head Coach Dick Harter was replaced by Gene Littles at midseason, following a disappointing 8–32 start. The team finished the season with a record of 19 wins and 63 losses, one game worse than the previous year. Top draft pick J.R. Reid was named to the All-Rookie Second Team. Despite the lack of success on the court, the Hornets sold out every home game, finishing second in the NBA in attendance during the season.
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