Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 5/20/12

Seeing as how Mickey Loomis won’t be too involved with the Saints this season, owner Tom Benson found another place where the disgraced general manager could punch the clock.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Loomis will join the New Orleans Hornets front office, likely overseeing basketball operations for the NBA franchise, which Benson acquired last month for a cool $338 million.

Dennis Lauscha, following a promotion to the newly-created title of Saints president, is also expected to have a major role with the Hornets, though Benson wouldn’t specify exactly what that entails.

Loomis, who was suspended eight games for his role in the team’s infamous ‘bounty’ scandal, will continue to run the Saints’ football operations through training camp, doing so with the “largest amount of responsibility and authority.”

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