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the The Charlotte Hornets expect to hold a second round of practices and interviews with Alabama’s Brandon Miller and G League Ignite’s Scott Henderson on Monday — with an audience that would include outgoing owner Michael Jordan, sources told ESPN on Sunday.
Miller and Henderson — who were the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft — give Jordan his first personal assessment of the two prospects vying to follow the San Antonio Spurs’ selection of Victor Wimpanyama with the first overall pick. Miller remains the frontrunner to finish second, but Henderson had a solid practice and met with Hornets officials last week, sources tell ESPN.
Jordan finalized the sale of his majority stake in the Hornets to a group led by Gabe Plotkin and Rick Schnall on Friday, but arguably the greatest player in history will remain with a minority stake and presence around the franchise. Jordan remains the team’s referee and final decision-maker until the new kit is vetted and approved by the league’s Board of Governors, which is not expected for several weeks.
Both players and their camp expressed excitement about going as runner-up to the Hornets, in part because of their proximity to their homes in the South and also because of the anticipation of a new ownership group expected to invest in the team’s future. He said.
Miller, a 6-foot-9 forward, was SEC Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year. Henderson averaged 17.6 points and 6.6 assists for the G League Ignite Team.
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