David West, recently retired after 15 NBA seasons, was at the Smith Center for Tuesday’s opening session of training camp. West and Hornets coach James Borrego are friends from when West played for the San Antonio Spurs during the 2015-16 season; Borrego was then a Spurs assistant.
West grew up in suburban Raleigh before going on to star at Xavier. He was known as one of the tougher and more cerebral players in the NBA.
Borrego said he’d love to see West back in the NBA in some post-playing role, that he obviously has knowledge and savvy to be an asset.
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Anyone mention how JP Macura progress is coming? He has his first NBA preseason game tonight. Wonder if he will see any playing time for the Hornets tonight!