Found April 15, 2012 on Halestorm Sports:
PLAYERS: Tom Benson
TEAMS: New Orleans Saints
The Hornets are staying where they should.

New Hornets owner Tom Benson wants to reclaim Jazz nickname

The Hornets are likely soon to be extinct. Don’t worry, the franchise isn’t going anywhere now that the NBA sold the team to Saints owner Tom Benson. But the team’s mascot that’s been in place since the franchise’s inception in Charlotte over 20 years ago could soon become a casualty to Benson’s desire to have a nickname more fitting of the region. He already has his...

New Hornets Owner Tom Benson Says He Will Change The Team Name

Tom Benson is the new owner of the New Orleans Hornets, which he purchased from the NBA for a reportedly $388 million. The Saints owner did want anyone to buy the team and move it to a new city so he decided to pay the asking price to keep the team in New Orleans.   Benson told the Times-Picayune that he wants a new name to better fit the city.  Here is what Benson Said:  "...

New Orleans Will Host 2014 NBA All-Star Game According To Reports

Last Friday we learned that Tom Benson will become the new Team Owner of the New Orleans Hornets; pending approval by the Association’s Board Of Governors; a move that insures that the franchise will remain in the Crescent City. According to a report from “” on Monday; the Association is so pleased that the 83-year-old owner of the New Orleans Saints will be the club’s...

ESPN’s Ed Werner attempted to ask Tom Benson about the Saints; David Stern instantly shuts that down

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson recently added the Hornets to his portfolio of sports teams so David Stern and the NBA trotted him out for a press conference to announce the acquisition.Things were going as planned until ESPN’s Ed Werner decided to ask Benson about the Saints. And from there, David Stern showed him who was in charge of this press conference.Tom Benson, the...

Saints Owner Tom Benson Needs to Forget About Hornets and Show Drew Brees the Money

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson just became a dual sport owner, purchasing the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA yesterday for approximately $338 million. After turning around a team once referred to as the “Aints” and bringing the city a championship with a Super Bowl a few years back, Benson will try to make the Hornets relevant. But if he doesn’t work out a...

Report: Hornets to host 2014 ASG

A person familiar with the decision says the NBA is awarding New Orleans the 2014 All-Star game, now that Tom Benson has agreed to buy the Hornets and sign a lease extension at New Orleans Arena. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday because an announcement by NBA Commissioner David Stern was scheduled for the afternoon. Stern had already...

Report: Hornets to keep coach, GM

Tom Benson is expected to keep his top management team intact with the New Orleans Hornets. The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, citing a league source, reported that Benson will retain head coach Monty Williams and general manager Dell Demps. Benson, who owns the NFL's New Orleans Saints, purchased the Hornets on Friday for $338 million. Williams is in the second of a three-year contract.

Renaming a Louisianan's Purchase

Friday was both a great day for the NBA and a sad one.  First Commissioner David Stern announced that New Orleans Saints' owner Tom Benson had purchased the New Orleans Hornets.  Then Stern announced that the Maloof Brothers had more or less taken a dump on the city of Sacramento, Mayor Kevin Johnson and most importantly thousands of loyal Kings fans by backing out of arena...

Team Name Musical Chairs

David Stern and the NBA finally found a buyer for the New Orleans Hornets in Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints. As Benson completely takes over that city he is also interested in taking over the name of a team over in Utah who call themselves the Jazz. Benson has expressed interest in bringing the name back to New Orleans, where the Jazz played up until 1979. Unfortunately...

Jazz Nickname Will Remain In Utah

With Tom Benson attempting to change the name of the New Orleans team back to the Jazz, David Stern has already publicly intervened.
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