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Hornets name Noel Gillespie as D-League coach

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Hornets announced that Noel Gillespie has been named coach of their new NBA Developmental League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm.

Gillespie has more than 14 years of NBA experience, including the last six as a full-time assistant coach. His hiring was announced Monday.

Gillespie spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the Denver Nuggets. Before his time in Denver, he spent 10 seasons with the Phoenix Suns.

Gillespie, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, got his start in the NBA as a video assistant with the Indiana Pacers in 2001-02.