CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - The NBA announced Thursday that the Charlotte Hornets will take on the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA’s first regular-season game in Paris.
The game will take place at the AccorHotels Arena on Friday, January 24, 2020. Hornets legend Muggsy Bogues took part in the announcement Thursday in Paris.
“The Charlotte Hornets are proud to have the opportunity to participate in the first NBA regular-season game in Paris,” said Hornets Chairman Michael Jordan. “Having played in the preseason in France during my career, I witnessed first-hand the passion the French fans have for NBA basketball. We are excited to bring our team to Paris for this history-making event.”
The game will be the NBA’s 10th at the AccorHotels Arena since 1991 and the 11th in France all-time.
The Hornets roster features two French players, guard Tony Parker and guard/forward Nicolas Batum. Including Parker and Batum, nine French players were on opening-night rosters for the 2018-19 NBA season, more than any other European country for the 12th consecutive season.
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