By Colby Thompson | August 9, 2022
Charlotte Hornet’s President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that Greensboro Swarm head coach Jordan Surenkamp will be returning in his role for the 2022-23 G League season.
“We’re excited to have Jordan returning as the Swarm’s head coach,” said Kupchak. “Jordan is passionate about player development and understands the important role she plays in our organization. He did an excellent job with our young players and our new coaching staff during the Summer League. I look forward to him continuing to work closely with coach Clifford to implement the Hornets’ playstyle with the Swarm.”
Surenkamp, who was named the third head coach in Swarm history ahead of the 2021-22 NBA G League season, was named the Swarm’s leader after spending three seasons with the Hornets, including two as the team’s senior video coordinator . Before joining the Hornets, Surenkamp started his professional basketball career with the Brooklyn Nets (2017-18). His tenure with the Nets included senior video coordinator responsibilities for their NBA G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets.
Last season, the Hornets used their G-League affiliate to provide extensive playing time for several of their 2021 NBA draft picks, including Kai Jones and JT Thor. Jones appeared in 24 games for the Swarm, averaging 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.
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About Hornets Sports & Entertainment
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 assault on the court, an unparalleled experience in the stands and a positive impact on the wider community. The Hornets moniker, the name of the city’s original NBA team from 1988-2002, returned to Charlotte in May 2014, merging the rich history of NBA basketball in the Carolinas. The Greensboro Swarm are the NBA G League affiliates of the Charlotte Hornets and play at the Fieldhouse in the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Hornets Venom GT is the organization’s esports team that joined the NBA 2K League in 2020. The Spectrum Center is the premier sports and entertainment destination in the Carolinas, hosting over 150 sporting events, concerts and family shows annually. Visit hornets.com, gsoswarm.com, HornetsVenomGT.com, or spectrumcentercharlotte.com for more information.
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