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The Charlotte Bobcats have began the process of changing their name back to the Charlotte Hornets.
A source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports of the move, along with the team’s move to arrange digital assets, which would allow for a change to the original nickname.
No timetable has been announced for the name switch, but ‘vice’ NBA commissioner Adam Silver, told season ticket holders in April that a change could take at least 18 months to implement.
Owner Michael Jordan announced back in February that the team hired a ‘national polling group’ to determine how fans felt about the name change, the poll yielded mix results.
The Charlotte Hornets had held that name from their 1988 birth to their 2002 move to New Orleans where they became the New Orleans Hornets–now Pelicans.
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A report says the Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of going back to the Charlotte Hornets name. The Hornets' change helped their effort.
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....
Buy up that Charlotte Bobcats merchandise while you still can. Soon you’ll be digging out the old teal and purple Hornets gear.
The Bobcats are changing their name back to the Hornets, according to CBS Sports. Will Brinson notes that the Bobcats are “arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname.”
The Hornets nickname belonged to Charlotte until...
The Charlotte Bobcats have started the process to rename the team back to "Hornets," according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
There is no timetable for the switch and Adam Silver has said such a change would take at least 18 months to implement.
Charlotte's NBA team was known as the Hornets from its 1988 inception through 2002 when then owner George Shinn...
Tweet In an April press conference in Charlotte, NBA Commissioner in-waiting Adam Silver told season ticket holders for the Charlotte Bobcats that the Hornets nickname was owned by the league and not the New Orleans franchise and that a process for a name change would take 18 months to happen. Apparently that 18-month process begins [...]
Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Bobcats have officially begun the process of switching from the "Bobcats" to the "Hornets," according to CBS Sports.
Back in June of 2012, Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist became the first pair of teammates to be selected #1 and #2 in the NBA Draft. The New Orleans Hornets selected Davis, and MKG went to Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats. The New Orleans franchise made some news with their proposals to change the nickname from Hornets to Pelicans at season’s end. With Anthony Davis...