The Charlotte Hornets are an extremely fun team to watch right now thanks in large part to the play of second-year point guard LaMelo Ball, who is well on his way to becoming a superstar in the NBA.

It’s not unusual for Carolina Panthers players and coaches to attend Hornets games — especially when Charlotte is playing well.

Former Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, for example, famously has courtside seats at Hornets games.

In early 2020, Panthers head coach Matt Rhule was spotted courtside at a Hornets game shortly after being named Carolina’s new head coach.

Hornets fans, however, shouldn’t expect to see Rhule at a game anytime soon.

Rhule, who has faced calls for his job from Panthers fans this season, said on Thursday during an interview with WFNZ in Charlotte that he can’t take his son to Hornets games because of fan backlash.

It seems like most Panthers fans want Rhule gone. But for whatever reason, Carolina hasn’t fired Rhule. It appears they plan to bring him back next season, so they can likely fire him after the 2022 season.

Why delay the inevitable?

Carolina should just rip the band-aid off and start their search for a new head coach now.

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