Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that Greensboro Swarm head coach Jordan Surenkamp will return in his role for the 2022-23 G League season.
“We’re excited to have Jordan return as the head coach of the Swarm,” said Kupchak. “Jordan is passionate about player development and understands the important role it plays in our organization. He did an excellent job working with our young players and our new coaching staff during Summer League. I look forward to him continuing to work closely with coach Clifford to implement the Hornets style of play with the Swarm.”
Surenkamp, who was named the third head coach in Swarm history prior to the 2021-22 NBA G League Season, was elevated to lead the Swarm after serving three seasons with the Hornets, including two as the team’s head video coordinator. Before joining the Hornets, Surenkamp kicked off his career in professional basketball with the Brooklyn Nets (2017-18). His tenure with the Nets included head video coordinator duties for their NBA G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets.
Last season, the Hornets utilized their G League affiliate to provide extensive playing time several of their 2021 NBA Draft picks, including Kai Jones and JT Thor. Jones appeared in 24 games for the Swarm and posted averages of 18.3 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 31.6 minutes per game. Thor appeared in seven games for Greensboro, averaging 12.0 points 5.6 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals in 27.5 minutes per game. Additionally, under Surenkamp’s leadership two separate Swarm roster players (Cam McGriff and Xavier Sneed) received NBA call ups last year.
Season Ticket Memberships and Mini Plans are on sale now. Starting as low as $8 per game, memberships includes some of the best benefits in the NBA G League. For more information, visit gsoswarm.com or call 336-907-3600.
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Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets, Greensboro Swarm and Hornets Venom GT, and operates Charlotte’s Spectrum Center. The Charlotte Hornets are a member of the NBA’s Southeast Division. Owned by NBA Legend Michael Jordan, the Hornets organization strives to deliver a relentless attack on the court, an unmatched experience in the stands and a positive impact throughout the community. The name of the city’s original NBA team from 1988-2002, the Hornets moniker returned to Charlotte in May 2014, uniting the rich history of NBA basketball in the Carolinas. The Greensboro Swarm are the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets and play at the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Hornets Venom GT is the organization’s esports team affiliate that joined the NBA 2K League in 2020. Spectrum Center is the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the Carolinas, hosting over 150 sporting events, concerts and family shows annually. For more information, please visit hornets.com, gsoswarm.com, HornetsVenomGT.com or spectrumcentercharlotte.com.
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