Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that Buzz Peterson has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations & Assistant General Manager. Peterson.
Prior to his time in the NBA, Peterson held college head coaching positions at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Coastal Carolina University, the University of Tennessee, the University of Tulsa and Appalachian State University (twice), compiling an overall coaching record of 267-227. He played collegiately at the University of North Carolina, and was a member of the Tar Heels 1982 National Championship squad.
Peterson is in his 10th season with the Hornets, having served the past four seasons as Assistant General Manager. He has been involved in all aspects of the team’s basketball operations, including professional and collegiate scouting, draft preparations, player acquisitions, G League operations and salary cap management. During his tenure with the Hornets, Peterson has also served as a Senior Advisor of Basketball Operations, Director of Player Personnel and a scout.