The NBA's First Latino Coach James Borrego

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Published on 28 Sep 2018 / In NBA

On May 10, the Charlotte Hornets hired James Borrego as their head coach, making the 40-year-old former Spurs assistant the first Latino to hold that position full-time in the 72-year history of the NBA. He was motivated by the many disappointments he's had in his career Borrego spent 15 seasons as an assistant coach in the NBA, including 10 with the Spurs working under Gregg Popovich, where he won two NBA championships and went to four Western Conference finals. I'm thankful to be the league's first Hispanic coach, and I want to be an inspiration for young men and women, to show you can be anything you want to be. It doesn't matter where you're from, how you were brought up, the color of your skin.


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