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Break out your Larry Johnson jerseys, the Hornets are officially returning to Charlotte.
Michael Jordan, the team’s owner, announced on Tuesday that the Bobcats have submitted intent to change their team’s name to the Hornets. The Charlotte NBA team was named the Hornets from 1988 to 2002, when they moved to New Orleans.
New Orleans is ditching the name for the 2013-14 season and changing its team name to the Pelicans. The Hornets name is owned by the NBA, not the Pelicans.
There’s no word on whether the old Charlotte teal and purple uniforms will return, but we can only hope. The name change would take 18 months to go through, according to future NBA commissioner Adam Silver.
Perhaps the best news of all is that Hugo, the Hornets’ mascot, won’t be unemployed for long.
Photo via Facebook/Larry Johnson
BEST OF MAXIM
The Charlotte Hornets will be in the NBA once more. Charlotte Bobcat owner Michael Jordan announced on Tuesday at a press conference that he had informed the NBA of his decision to change the teams name to Hornets.
Jordan’s announcement on Tuesday was hardly news but rather confirmation of news that began spreading two days ago.
Charlotte will continue to play as the Bobcats next...
NEW BUZZ IN TOWN
The Charlotte Bobcats will have a press conference Tuesday afternoon to announce the franchise will change their nickname to the Hornets.
As the field for the NBA Finals is now down to 4 (Indiana, Miami, SAS, Memphis), the hopes and dreams of the other 26 teams have faded quickly. Some of them (Clippers, Knicks, Nuggets, OKC) left the playoffs too early, some of them (Lakers, Brooklyn) never materialized what they thought was a great team, and others (Minnesota, Philadelphia) were hit by the injury bug and never got...
The Charlotte Bobcats and owner Michael Jordan held a press conference on Tuesday announcing that the NBA’s youngest (and least successful) franchise will become the Charlotte Hornets.
Charlotte was, of course, home to a team called the Hornets from 1988 through 2002, when the team moved to New Orleans. When the New Orleans team decided to change its name to the Pelicans starting...
As soon as I caught word that Charlotte had started the process of taking the Hornets name back, I sent an email to all of the writers here at Trade Street Post. I had mixed commentary in return. Those emails inspired me to write this little article, just to give a spotlight into my path as a fan of the NBA in Charlotte. Hope you enjoy it. Bear with me on it because...
TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
The big announcement in the NBA today, and the worst kept secret, was that the Charlotte Bobcats would bring back the Hornets name to the city in 2014. The New Orleans Pelicans, left Charlotte after 2002 and took the name with them. Charlotte is reclaiming name with the change in New Orleans. But is it possible the original Charlotte Hornets would still be in existence had things...
The Bobcats are expected to announce Tuesday that the team will change it’s name to the Charlotte Hornets for the 2014-15 season. The New Orleans Pelicans were previously known as the Charlotte Hornets (1988) before relocating in 2002.
According to Sports Business Daily:
The Bobcats will hold a press conference tomorrow at 6:00pm ET at Time Warner Cable Arena, a source said...
Michael Jordan is making his best decision yet as owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, but unfortunately for the franchise, it has nothing to do with players or personnel.The team is probably still going to stink, but at least they will have a cool, nostalgic nickname. Yes, Michael Jordan has started the process of rightfully renaming his team the Hornets, which has been pretty much...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is changing his team’s name to the Hornets, a person familiar with the situation said.
The person said Jordan will detail the timetable for the change to be completed at a news conference the Bobcats have scheduled for Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on a condition of anonymity because the name...
Join us Tuesday night in the chat room ( register to gain access ) for what has become a yearly ritual where Commissioner Stern screws the Charlotte Bobcats fans out of prime draft position. Need a refresher? Over the years, Stern and his clearly rigged lottery have managed to position the Bobcats one slot behind [...]
A person familiar with the situation says Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is changing his team's name to the Hornets.
The person says Jordan will detail the timetable for the change to be completed at a press conference the Bobcats have scheduled for Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity because the name change has not been...
‘Kobe Bryant with the dagger!’ Literally.
On a nostalgic day for NBA fans with the news that the Charlotte Bobcats will once again be called the Charlotte Hornets, Kobe Bryant decided to have some fun at a bad decision the Hornets made in 1996.
Kobe tweeted out the above photo from his instagram (@kobebryant) and yes, he’s rubbing in the Charlottes fatal mistake of trading...