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Jeremy Lin Joins the Charlotte Hornets

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This isn’t breaking news, but as those of you who have followed Jeremy Lin’s career, you know that his past season with the LA Lakers had a so-so season and that he was a free agent at the end of this season. On July 8th, Lin announced on his official website:

Jeremy_Lin_Charlotte_Hornets“Going into my first true free agency as an NBA player this off-season, the one thing that mattered to me the most was finding a team that would be a good fit for me. I wanted to be on a team where I would be able to play freely and truly play the game I love with joy again. That has always been the most important thing to me. After a LOT of prayer and long discussions with family and friends, I wanted to personally let you guys know I’ll be joining the Charlotte Hornets.”

According to news reports, Lin signed a contract for two years and $4.3 million.

On the Charlotte Hornets website, there is a nice interview after his press conference on July 13th with Lin – in two segments – segment one & segment two.

On an interesting note, the general manager of the Charlotte Hornets Rich Cho is the first (and only) Asian (Burmese) American general manager of an NBA team (and I think had read, of any professional sports team).

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m not sure if the Hornets will be playing the Golden State Warriors during the regular season, so I’m not sure if I’ll have a chance to see Lin play in 2015 – 2016 regular season 🙁

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