Greensboro Swarm selects new skipper
In a report recently released by the Charlotte Hornets organization, the Greensboro Swarm has named Jordan Surenkamp head coach. Surenkamp becomes the third head coach in franchise history.
Surenkamp has been with the organization for three seasons. He joined the organization in 2018 and has served as Assistant and Head Video Coordinator for the Charlotte Hornets. General manager Mitch Kupchak believes he's the right choice to elevate the team.
“Development is a key pillar of our organization and of building a sustainable program,” Kupchak said. “Jordan is well versed in the importance of our player development program and well prepared to lead the Greensboro Swarm in pursuit of this goal. We are excited about the synergy he will bring to Greensboro given his time under Head Coach James Borrego.”
The Indianapolis, IN native began his career in professional basketball with the Brooklyn Nets where he served as head video coordinator for their NBA G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets before joining the Charlotte Hornets organization. “I’m very appreciative of the opportunity to lead the Greensboro Swarm,” said Surenkamp. “The time spent helping develop our younger players in Charlotte and learning from Coach Borrego and his staff has prepared me for this opportunity. I’m grateful for the trust the Hornets organization, Swarm organization, Mitch Kupchak, Buzz Peterson, Larry Jordan and Coach James Borrego have put in me, and I’m excited to get to work with the Swarm.”
Surenkamp's collegiate experience includes four seasons at the University of South Alabama where he previously earned a master’s degree in communication.
His on-court experience includes being a four-year letterman appearing in 74 career games.
The 2021-22 NBA G League season will be the Swarm’s 5th Anniversary celebration, presented by Blue Ridge Companies. The season-long campaign will focus on recognizing the organization’s community partners through ‘5 Months of Giving’ philanthropic events, in-game entertainment, and social and digital media campaigns. Specific details surrounding the 5th Anniversary activations will be announced in the weeks leading up to the season.