Sam Sharpe, USA Today Sports

Charlotte Hornets to award Greensboro with NBA D-League franchise

Greensboro edged six other cities in the Carolinas to house the 20th NBA D-League franchise

The Charlotte Hornets have selected Greensboro as the home for its NBA Developmental League franchise, as first reported by the Greensboro News and Record on Sunday.

North Carolina’s third-largest city edged six other cities in in the Carolinas that vied to house the new franchise: Asheville, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Fayetteville and Raleigh.

A formal announcement will be made Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum, according to a team press release.

NBA D-League President Malcolm Turner, Hornets President COO Fred Whitfield and General Manager Rich Cho, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughn and Greensboro Coliseum Complex Managing Director Matt Brown will be in attendance for the announcement.

Watch the live stream here

Charlotte will open its 2015-16 season Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Miami. The team will host Atlanta on Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. in its season home opener.