The Charlotte Hornets finished the preseason with a 1-4 record, losing to the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons, and beating the Memphis Grizzlies.
NC State will be a little quiet this week on campus as many teams have away games, but softball, men’s soccer and rifle have home games this week. However, the highlight of the week is Primetime with the Pack on Friday night.
NC State men’s basketball junior forward DJ Funderburk was suspended by the team on Sept. 30. According to The News & Observer, Funderburk has been charged with larceny property damage that stemmed from a parking incident at Coliseum Parking Deck on Sept. 25.
The first game of the Hornets preseason will see a reunion with longtime star point guard Kemba Walker, who averaged 19.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game in his time as a Hornet, to go along with 48.5 total win shares and three NBA All-Star appearances.
The men’s club basketball team is beginning a new year under co-captains senior Alex Capps and senior Riley Edwards. The team plays during both semesters of the school year and has played in both regional and national tournaments in years prior.
NC State men’s basketball head coach Kevin Keatts has been given a contract extension through the 2025-26 season. His original contract had the coach at NC State until the 2023-24 season.
Since starting the Las Vegas Summer League with a 1-1 record, the Hornets went 1-2, finishing Summer League with a 2-3 record with a win over the Utah Jazz.
NC State University received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Tuesday, July 10 in regards to the conduct that took place under former men’s basketball coach Mark Gottfried. Gottfried was with the university from 2011 to 2017.
The Charlotte Hornets have now played two games in the Las Vegas Summer League, with a 93-85 win over the Golden State Warriors and a 106-96 loss to the San Antonio Spurs under the team’s belt.