Turns out, even head coaches are not spared from getting drenched inside the locker room following a career milestone. Charlotte Hornets head coach James Borrego learned about this on Sunday, shortly after he clinched his 100th career win in his team’s 109-101 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Things looked pretty standard inside the locker room early on, as the 43-year-old tactician was making his post-game speech. Little did he know that an ambush was about to take place and he was the victim. PJ Washington, Bismack Biyombo, and other members of the squad brought out their water bottles and completely soaked Borrego to honor his accomplishment.
Even injured Hornets guards LaMelo Ball and Malik Monk, who were both in street clothes, joined in on the fun. Here’s the clip shared by the Hornets’ social media team.
That’s 100 WINS as a head coach for JB! 🎉🙌 #AllFly pic.twitter.com/zytqKJBqS8
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) April 19, 2021
After starting his NBA coaching career as an assistant, Borrego became the first Mexican-American NBA Head Coach in League when he agreed to take on the reigns for Charlotte in 2018. Charlotte was off to a tough start in his first two seasons as head coach, but kept their faith in Borrego. That decision is obviously paying dividends this year, as the Hornets currently rank 8th in the Eastern Conference with a 28-28 slate.
Despite dealing with a platoon of injuries, the Hornets have kept things afloat with Borrego’s steady presence guiding their way.