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Ronald Nored, Long Island head coach, gets NBA gig in Charlotte

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Ronald Nored, the highly regarded coach of the Long Island Nets, will be leaving the Nets organization to take a job as an assistant coach with the Hornets under newly hired head coach, James Borrego.

Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news.

Borrego, an assistant to Gregg Popovich for several years, was hired earlier this month and is putting together his staff.

Nored, 28, is regarded as one of the rising young coaching stars of the G-League. He coached the Long Island Nets the last two years and helped develop Milton Doyle as a two-way player and worked with Isaiah Whitehead, who spent much of the season in Long Island. Both averaged 20 points a game.

Nored played four years at Butler under Brad Stevens, getting to the NCAA championship game in 2011 and 2012. After Stevens was hired by the Celtics, he brought Nored to Boston in a development role both with the NBA club and their G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws. After a short stint at Northern Kentucky, he was hired by Sean Marks as Long Island’s first head coach.

He was recently named an assistant coach with Team USA where he will work under Jeff Van Gundy.

Stevens is a big supporter of Nored as well. He referred to Nored as “one of the all-time great leaders” he’s ever coached.

The move comes as a surprise. The Nets are also waiting to see if the Pistons hire Trajan Langdon, Marks No. 2, as their GM. The decision is expected this week.