Found May 18, 2013 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
Itll be at least 18 months before the Hornets name and original pinstripe uniforms will be back where it belongs . . . in Charlotte, according to a CBSsports.com report Friday that stated the teams looking to reclaim the name vacated after New Orleans announced their decision to change their name to the Pelicans. The Pelicans changed their name to get back to their Louisiana roots. It appears Charlotte will do the same. This is a win for New Orleans, a win for Charlotte and a win for Michael Jordan. Charlotte gets back the name and logo that New Orleans shouldnt have ever had in the first place. New Orleans gets the same cleansing of George Shinn that Charlotte got a decade ago. Theres always been something awkward about Charlottes NBA team playing a team named the Hornets. The Hornets were one of the rare teams to keep their name and logo when they moved, likely because of the popularity the jerseys and logo engendered in Charlotte from 1988 to 2002. But names belong to citie...
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