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Old 08-08-2007, 02:39 PM   #16
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Default Re: Why move back to New Orleans?

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sure they can. They weren't drawing well before Katrina hit and its gonna be even worse now that the citys population is down. Plus most of the people there are not gonna be wasting their cash on NBA games.

They really should have never gone there in the first place. ShinRidge esta diablo.

Down but not out brother. I decided to glance over the thread before I logged out and saw your post. I just read an article yesterday that stated the population is up 50,000 since last year. A lot of the people are also in surrounding areas. 5 and 10 miles away. Usually when they do a population count, they only count the metro New Orleans area. A lot of people come from Baton Rouge, Slidell, Covington (areas just outside of New Orleans) to see the games so don't just look at the New Orleans metro area.

And N.O. is a basketball town. They did very well with the Jazz. They moved because the majority owner was a mormon and wanted to be a part of a bigger mormon community. Even Clyde Drexler knows that.

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New Orleans "definitely has been a football town in the past ... but it was a pretty good basketball town," said Drexler, who said he remembers as a kid going to the dome to watch Pete Maravich play for the then-New Orleans Jazz.


The Jazz did well at the gate, sometimes setting attendance records, but left because their owner at the time, a Mormon from California, wanted to move to Salt Lake City.

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"Every city supports a winner. If you ever put together a team that's good enough to compete, they get tons of support from the locals. That's been proven," Drexler said.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2940189

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Old 08-08-2007, 03:30 PM   #17
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Default Re: Why move back to New Orleans?

You do realize he's talking about sometime in the mid-70's

New Orleans fans arent coming out regardless,their are more important things to do in NO than watch basketball games 4 times a week

1.Rebuilding the neighborhoods so the people that once lived in them can return without having to be rich
2.Bringing busineses back
3.Cleaning up the city of trash
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:47 PM   #18
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3.Cleaning up the city of trash
I assume you mean getting rid of Nagin and the rest of his cronies.
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Default Re: Why move back to New Orleans?

what if one of the katrina survivors stabs chris paul with a knife and he dies...say goodbye to the present and future of da Hornuts
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I assume you mean getting rid of Nagin and the rest of his cronies.
Yes.Nagin should've resigned for him ripping the government from a hotel suite out of NO than shaking hands with Bush when he arrived

Any real man would've punched Bush in the mouth
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what if one of the katrina survivors stabs chris paul with a knife and he dies...say goodbye to the present and future of da Hornuts
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Dont speak of players dying

only some GM's and Michael Olawakandi:)
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:59 PM   #22
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You do realize he's talking about sometime in the mid-70's

New Orleans fans arent coming out regardless,their are more important things to do in NO than watch basketball games 4 times a week

1.Rebuilding the neighborhoods so the people that once lived in them can return without having to be rich
2.Bringing busineses back
3.Cleaning up the city of trash

they sold out the six games they played in new orleans last year. the hornets coming back to new orleans can only help the no. if it dosent work out oh well, let them go but the hornets have a Good young exciting team now. winning=ticket sales.
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they sold out the six games they played in new orleans last year. the hornets coming back to new orleans can only help the no. if it dosent work out oh well, let them go but the hornets have a Good young exciting team now. winning=ticket sales.
6 games.

If they can do it at least 20 times this year,keep them in NO

when they dont move them back to OKC
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6 games.

If they can do it at least 20 times this year,keep them in NO

when they dont move them back to OKC

im from new orleans and i agree. but give them a chance. what would the nba and the hornets look like if they abandon new orleans. they are taking a chance it will have a saints type reaction. and yes i know all about the saints be here longer and what not. i dont need a n.o. sports history lesson.
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