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Old 07-19-2013, 12:04 AM   #1
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Default Bobcats will become Charlotte Hornets in 2014-15

The NBA unanimously approved Charlotte’s nickname change from Bobcats to Hornets on Thursday at the league’s Board of Governors meeting. The original Hornets built a supportive fan base in Charlotte from the time they entered the league in 1988 until they moved to New Orleans in 2002.

But the new owners in New Orleans have changed the team’s name to the Pelicans. That opened the door for owner Michael Jordan to bring the Hornets name back to Charlotte. The change will take place after the 2013-14 season.

“We’re thrilled to bring back the Hornets to Charlotte and the Carolinas,” Jordan said in a statement issued by the team. “The passion and enthusiasm around this name change by fans in this market has been unmatched. They overwhelmingly told us what they wanted, we listened and we couldn’t be happier with the Board of Governors’ approval of the name change. With the young team we are developing on the court, the direction of our business and the return of the Hornets name, we are extremely excited about our future. The buzz is back!”

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Old 07-21-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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Great scoop there Jeff. In related news, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor!
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:07 AM   #3
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Great scoop there Jeff. In related news, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor!

What is your problem, RP?
On another note, how come the Hornets-to-be-again aren't taking back the original logo and colors?
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What is your problem, RP?
On another note, how come the Hornets-to-be-again aren't taking back the original logo and colors?


Just being snarky. I'm thinking the original teal and purple were such a relic of the 80s that they're destined to stay there.

When will this forum be re-named? Also, what am I going to do with my screen name?
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