Borrego, 40, has been an assistant coach with the Spurs, New Orleans Hornets and Magic.
Spurs assistant James Borrego is finalizing a deal to become the next head coach of the Charlotte Hornets, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 8, 2018
Borrego met with Charlotte owner Michael Jordan over the weekend, after advancing to the final group of interviews along with Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga.
Borrego is one of the most well-regarded assistants in the league, a coaching career that has included two different tours on Gregg Popovich’s coaching staff.
He turned down the University of New Mexico in his home state last year, choosing to continue pursuit of an NBA head coaching job.