The NBA franchise, the Charlotte Hornets, announced on Thursday that Charles Lee, the lead assistant for the Boston Celtics, has accepted the position of head coach.

In a news release, Lee expressed his excitement, calling the chance to lead the Charlotte Hornets a dream come true.

After guiding the Hornets to a disappointing 21-61 record in the 2023-24 season, former coach Steve Clifford resigned from his position at the end of the year.

Under former coach James Borrego, who was fired in 2022, the Hornets recorded a 138-163 mark over four seasons. Subsequently, Clifford led them to a 27-55 record in 2022-23.

In August, NBA legend Michael Jordan relinquished his majority ownership stake in the Hornets.

In the past two decades, the team has only made three playoff appearances and hasn't progressed beyond the first round since the 2001-02 season.

Lee expressed optimism about the Hornets' future, citing their talented young core of players and expressing excitement about what they can construct moving forward.