Found October 02, 2012 on TheProBasketballTalk:
Photo by Jonathan Bachman/AP 2011-2012 season: Hornets lose a top 10 player and leader of the team, in Chris Paul. They struggle to find a owner for the franchise. They place 15th in the Western Conference. No idea what direction they are headed as they had no owner to make decisions. Only won 21 games and according to the percentages that still wouldnt be enough to land the best - or second best - player. A tough year for the Hornets and a tough road ahead, if you asked me. May 30, 2012, The NBA Draft Lottery. The New Orleans Hornets, with a 13.7 percent chance at first pick, jumped from the fourth pick to the first pick. Overtaking the Bobcats (7 games won, 25% chance to win first pick) and basically tearing up the gameplan, as the first pick was a shoe-in. Chance, you call it?.. Magic?.. Conspiracy?.. Whatever term you decided to use when it happened, it happened. The Hornets now had the #1 pick and the team that was 'left for dead', now had a bit of life.. ...
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