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NBA Commissioner David Stern says the New Orleans Hornets have yet to file required paperwork with the league to change the team's name.
However, Stern says he won't object to whatever new name Hornets owner Tom Benson might choose because he knows it will be ''sensible,'' and that the league could expedite the process.
Stern is visiting New Orleans as part of regularly scheduled travel to league cities.
Benson has said since purchasing the club last spring that he would like a new name more representative of the region, rather than the name that came with the team from Charlotte in 2002.
Benson owns the rights to the name Pelicans, once a New Orleans minor league baseball team, but Stern says the Hornets have filed to protect five unspecified names.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- NBA Commissioner David Stern says the New Orleans Hornets have yet to file required paperwork with the league to change the team's name.
However, Stern says he won't object to whatever new name Hornets owner Tom Benson might choose because he knows it will be "sensible," and that the league could expedite the process.
Stern is visiting New...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- NBA Commissioner David Stern said Wednesday his 250,000 fine of the San Antonio Spurs was justified because the club went beyond what league owners agreed was a reasonable approach to resting healthy players.
Stern said coaches should have the authority to rest players at the end of the season, but that teams should not rest four starters little more than a month...
We don’t exactly know why NBA Commissioner David Stern was at the Saints practice, but we do know he broke down the huddle with quarterback Drew Brees at the Saints practice, Wednesday.
Drew Brees & @nba Commissioner David Stern breakdown the team huddle after practice twitpic.com/bjconv
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 5, 2012
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But it's Dwight Howard and it's the Lakers, so it can't be right. The integrity of the game is comprised. The fans are cheated. Heat fans don't want to watch Spurs scrubs.
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