Sep 25th, 2007 by Inside Hoops
The Charlotte Bobcats today announced that Dell Curry and Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues will assume the dual roles of team ambassadors and broadcasters. Curry will become a permanent fixture on the weekly “Bobcats Insider” television program, while Bogues will join the Bobcats radio team for 50 games.
“We are extremely pleased to have Dell and Muggsy take on such major roles for our organization,” Bobcats President and Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield said. “Although we will miss having Dell working with our players on a daily basis, we will still be able to utilize his and Muggsy’s experience to help our team improve both on and off the court.”
Two of the most popular players in the history of Charlotte basketball, Curry and Bogues will represent the Bobcats in both marketing and community relations initiatives, including the Community Care Cruiser and the Bobcats Kids Club. Bogues will also serve as Commissioner of the Jr. Bobcats program and conduct clinics for kids and coaches, in addition to his role as radio color analyst.
Curry will host a segment titled “Dell Curry’s Corner” each week on “Bobcats Insider.” He will transition to his new role after initially planning to serve as an assistant coach this season, and will also assist with working out inactive players while the team is on the road.
“After having time to fully grasp the commitment of being an assistant coach, I realized I could not give up the necessary time away from my family,” Curry said. “However, I am pleased that I can still contribute to the organization and the players.”