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#1 Zod

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:46 AM

Had the chance to chat with a front office guy for the Bobcats. He says all their research shows that getting the hornets name back won't be a profitable long term move.

He says once fans understand that its just the name they get back, not the history, they lose some interest. No Mugsy, Grandmama, Alonzo highlights. No team records. All that stays in Nola. It is still the Bobcats with a new name and a losing record.

Anyways, just a heads up, don't expect the name change.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:24 AM

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:17 AM

That's bullsh*t. Not your story Zod, but their excuse... Cheap asses. We don't need the history of the old Hornets per se, it was about bringing back the name and being a new Hornets franchise. And whether they want to acknowledge the history or not "officially" it doesn't matter, because the fans would do it for them.

Has New Orleans ever honored Muggsy, Zo, or LJ? Not that I know of, because it wasn't relevant to them in New Orleans.

Explain to me why Muggsy is still associated with CHARLOTTE and not New Orleans. Why is Dell one of play-by-play guys?

That excuse is BS.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:49 AM

That's bullsh*t. Not your story Zod, but their excuse... Cheap asses. We don't need the history of the old Hornets per se, it was about bringing back the name and being a new Hornets franchise. And whether they want to acknowledge the history or not "officially" it doesn't matter, because the fans would do it for them.

Has New Orleans ever honored Muggsy, Zo, or LJ? Not that I know of, because it wasn't relevant to them in New Orleans.

Explain to me why Muggsy is still associated with CHARLOTTE and not New Orleans. Why is Dell one of play-by-play guys?

That excuse is BS.

All very good points.. New Orleans doesn't care about the history..

The history didn't travel with the team name..

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

I actually agree that a name change wont make a difference in long term interest and ticket sales. But it would be a huge boost for merchandise sales and exposure around town. I still think that a well timed name change (after the team turns the corner and starts winning games) would work beautifully, so they may just wait a couple years to make the change

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

Oh yeah? Well I know someone in the front office and they told me the exact opposite.

#9 The_Light_Brigade

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

Oh yeah? Well I know someone in the front office and they told me the exact opposite.


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#10 JccOldTime23

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

If their research doesn't show a boost in merchandise at the very least then they need some new researchers. Or common sense.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

Largest grain of salt in the world for this one. The one man that controls this decision will do what he wants, and he has never answered to anybody about his finances.

#12 mav1234

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

winning will up ticket sales, but the name change will create temporary excitement from fans, and it will up merchandise sales.

this tells me the team doesn't think that they will make money on the name change so they won't do it. too bad.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

cool with me.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

Doesn't surprise me and I'm fine with it.

A bunch of the research was gathered from current season ticket holders, not fringe fans that would only start going regularly once the team changed names. Really, what did any one expect? They asked current die hard Bobcat fans about the name change, not the group of people that want it to happen.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

I am a family member of someone high up in the front office of the Bobcats and that is the exact opposite of what I have been told. I also work for the Bobcats. But it only comes down to what MJ wants to do. And if he wants to create excitement in the city and around this team for once, he may just do it.


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