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Charlotte Hornets make more front office hires

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Hornets are still filling out their new staff.

On Thursday, the team announced the following hires: Dotun Akinwale as assistant general manager, Ryan Gisriel as vice president of basketball operations and strategy, and Patrick Harrel as vice president of basketball insights and analysis.

Akinwale spent the previous nine years with the Atlanta Hawks, most recently as vice president of player personnel.

Gisriel worked for the Brooklyn Nets and left as the executive director of basketball and business operations.

Harrel was the NBA’s senior director of basketball strategy and analytics. He spent eight years with the league.

On Monday, the Hornets named Shelly Cayette-Weston as the new president of business operations.

Cayette-Weston joins the Hornets after 12 years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including the last two as the executive vice president and chief commercial officer.

She’ll oversee business operations for the Spectrum Center and its teams, including the Hornets and Greensboro Swarm.

Cayette-Weston starts on July 1.

The front office news comes after the team named their new head coach, Charles Lee of the Boston Celtics. Lee has coached with the Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Atlanta Hawks throughout his 10 seasons as an assistant coach.

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