The Bobcats have announced that former guard Matt Carroll will serve as the organization’s community ambassador, and Muggsy Bogues, a former Hornets guard, will hold the title of “Hornets Ambassador” to help the ’Cats’ re-branding effort.
“We are delighted to have Muggsy and Matt joining our organization,” said Bobcats Sports & Entertainment President & COO Fred Whitfield. “They are two of the most beloved players in Charlotte’s NBA history and we are thrilled to have them as representatives of our franchise.”
An original member of the Charlotte Hornets, Bogues will represent the organization at events and activities related to the team’s re-branding this summer and into next season. He will make appearances at games, community events and other Hornets-related activities.
Bogues played 10 seasons for the Hornets after being selected by the team in the 1988 NBA Expansion Draft. He averaged 8.8 points, 8.8 assists and 1.7 steals in 632 games during his time in Charlotte and remains the Hornets’ career leader in minutes played (19,778), assists (5,557) and steals (1,067). Bogues ranked in the NBA’s top seven in assists in six straight seasons from 1989-95, while also ranking in the top 10 in steals three times. He led the Hornets to their first ever playoff appearance in 1993 and was also part of the 1995 and 1997 playoff runs.
One of the most popular players in franchise history, Carroll will represent the team at events related to both basketball and business operations and help inform the community about organizational initiatives. In this role, he will represent the team at community programs such as youth basketball camps, educational events, hospital visits, charity outings, speaking engagements and fundraising galas. Carroll will also have a presence on bobcats.com and on the team’s radio broadcasts.