STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Marvin Williams feels like he’s coming home.
Nine years after leading the North Carolina men’s basketball team to a national championship, Williams, who is originally from Bremerton, Washington, returns to the Tar Heel state as a member of the Charlotte Hornets.
“North Carolina has always been like a second home to me,” Williams said Monday at an introductory news conference after signing a two-year, $14 million deal.
Coach Steve Clifford views the 6-foot-9 Williams as a combo forward, but says his stronger position is power forward. Williams has a good chance to win that starting spot in Charlotte.
The Hornets lost starter Josh McRoberts to Miami in free agency, leaving them with second-year player Cody Zeller and rookie Noah Vonleh, who Clifford said is still a couple of years away from being a contributor.
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