Found May 18, 2013 on
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 now becoming a Pelican, what happens to the “Hornets” name?
If you were born before 1990, you may remember the Hornets name came from the organization in Charlotte. The Charlotte Hornets formed in 1988 until 2002 when the team moved to New Orleans. Since that move, the franchise has hit some really rough spots. The team was totally displaced after Hurricane Katrina forced them to move to Oklahoma City. After the Hornets came back to New Orleans, Oklahoma City was rewarded with their own NBA team when the Seattle Supersonics defected. You may now know those guys as the Thunder. The Hornets then lose their franchise player in Chris Paul to trade with the L.A. Clippers. New Orleans bounced back with being rewarded the #1 pick in the 2012 draft, where they picked Kentucky’s Anthony Davis. Davis was 2nd in Rookie of the Year voting and named 1st team All-Rookie team. Now their going to be the Pelicans, and Charlotte appears to want their name back. Wait..what?
Bobcats owmer Michael Jordan has been doing some research on how the people of Charlotte would feel to have the “Hornets” name on the jerseys instead of the Bobcats. There is no timetable for the change, but incoming commissioner Adam Silver says any change with the Bobcats would take at least 18 months. The original Hornets had more success than Bobcats, even posting three 50-win seasons. The Charlotte Bobcats best season was in 2009-10 when they went 44-38 and made it to the playoffs (they got swept). However, living in the past is not going to fix the issues in Charlotte.
Besides drafting Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, I don’t understand anything Michael Jordan does from a personnel position with this franchise. The Bobcats have not had the same coach for 3 years in a row since they hired their first candidate back in 2004. The organization has hired 5 coaches in their first 9 years. The team has never finished better than 4th in their division, and 4 of those coaches didn’t stay longer than 2 years. Don’t you think the team needs a little..I don’t know..stability?
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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.
When the New Orleans Hornets changed their team name a few months ago, they did so with the blessing of the NBA.
And now, it seems they've done so as well with the blessing of the Dalai Lama.
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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.
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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.
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Now, that New Orleans aren’t using the ‘Hornets’ moniker, it has opened the door for the Charlotte Bobcats to stake a claim on the ‘Hornets’ name and according to a CBS Sports report, the franchise has taken the first steps in doing so. The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name back to “Hornets,” a source [...]The post Charlotte Bobcats Begin...
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 [...]
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...
Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Bobcats have officially begun the process of switching from the "Bobcats" to the "Hornets," according to CBS Sports.