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#101 King Taharqa

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:40 PM

Ditto.

The HORNETS buisness model should be taught to prospective buisness students on what not to do


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Putting a used car salesman in charge of your pro sports teams because they're from the home state is a recipe for failure. In the end, they always stick it to the ones who are most loyal to them. You need REAL business minds that understand business beyond the home market. Hornets fans only want the team to be "successful" in Charlotte, much like the Panthers who dont get a lot of respect statewide. The Steelers have more fans and sell more merchandise in Carolina than the Panthers. The Hornets brand and moniker has failed in 2 markets (Charlotte, NO). I give the Bobcats credit for atttempting to create something new, rather than stick with old ideas that have already proven to be failures.

MJ still hasnt applied for any name change. Just released some new Jumpman drawls in purple & teal for you guys. He wants your money. LOL.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:52 PM

Fixed.

Putting a used car salesman in charge of your pro sports teams because they're from the home state is a recipe for failure. In the end, they always stick it to the ones who are most loyal to them. You need REAL business minds that understand business beyond the home market. Hornets fans only want the team to be "successful" in Charlotte, much like the Panthers who dont get a lot of respect statewide. The Steelers have more fans and sell more merchandise in Carolina than the Panthers. The Hornets brand and moniker has failed in 2 markets (Charlotte, NO). I give the Bobcats credit for atttempting to create something new, rather than stick with old ideas that have already proven to be failures.

MJ still hasnt applied for any name change. Just released some new Jumpman drawls in purple & teal for you guys. He wants your money. LOL.


364 consecutive sellouts from '88-'97 and leading the NBA in attendance for 8 years is a hell of a failure I would love to make.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:55 PM

364 consecutive sellouts from '88-'97 and leading the NBA in attendance for 8 years is a hell of a failure I would love to make.


They also set the record for lowest playoff attendance in 01 and 02. Their attendance also dwindled every year that the Panthers were in town (from 95-'02) to the point they set the record for the lowest attendance in NBA history in 2001 and 2002. Charlotte CAN NOT support 2 pro sports teams at the same time. Never has. In their finals season, you could buy playoff tickets ON GAME DAY at the box office. You couldnt say that about the Bobcats in 2010.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:58 PM


Ditto, Munch.

Not to mention some playoff victories and a global brand. I had a S. Korean room mate in college in 2008 who spoke broken English and was here for a semester studying abroad. He knew about the hornets in SK and it was one of the few things he and I could have a conversation on.

Regarding the hornet colored apparel, I wouldn't be caught dead in a pair of Jordans.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:03 PM

They also set the record for lowest playoff attendance in 01 and 02. Their attendance also dwindled every year that the Panthers were in town (from 95-'02) to the point they set the record for the lowest attendance in NBA history in 2001 and 2002. Charlotte CAN NOT support 2 pro sports teams at the same time. Never has. In their finals season, you could buy playoff tickets ON GAME DAY at the box office. You couldnt say that about the Bobcats in 2010.


Yeh, lets not pretend like George Shinn hadn't burned every bridge in Charlotte by that point. Most people lose interest in a team that the owner has said vocally that he wants to move. That has nothing at all to do with the "Brand" and to insinuate that it does is absolutely moronic.

BTW Throwback Hornets gear is one of the best selling throwback products out right now, is that another sign of a failed brand?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:06 PM

Shinn admitted in a public interview ( u can google it) that moving the team was a mistake.

Regarding the 2001 playoffs that KT mentioned - yeah people weren't going because the team was leaving. I don't blame them. What's the point? That series with the Nets was also one of the first times in my life I can remember feeling the NBA is rigged.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:06 PM

Fixed.

Putting a used car salesman in charge of your pro sports teams because they're from the home state is a recipe for failure. In the end, they always stick it to the ones who are most loyal to them. You need REAL business minds that understand business beyond the home market. Hornets fans only want the team to be "successful" in Charlotte, much like the Panthers who dont get a lot of respect statewide. The Steelers have more fans and sell more merchandise in Carolina than the Panthers. The Hornets brand and moniker has failed in 2 markets (Charlotte, NO). I give the Bobcats credit for atttempting to create something new, rather than stick with old ideas that have already proven to be failures.

MJ still hasnt applied for any name change. Just released some new Jumpman drawls in purple & teal for you guys. He wants your money. LOL.

Why would you want any team that left your home city to be successful elsewhere?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:07 PM

Yeh, lets not pretend like George Shinn hadn't burned every bridge in Charlotte by that point. Most people lose interest in a team that the owner has said vocally that he wants to move. That has nothing at all to do with the "Brand" and to insinuate that it does is absolutely moronic.


The Sac Kings have been rumored to be moving for about 2-3 years now, their owners had already agreed to sell the team to a group in another state and yet their fans still rabidly support them and come out to the games in droves. And its not like they are a good team.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:08 PM

Why would you want any team that left your home city to be successful elsewhere?


Why would you want that team back?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:10 PM

The Sac Kings have been rumored to be moving for about 2-3 years now, their owners had already agreed to sell the team to a group in another state and yet their fans still rabidly support them and come out to the games in droves. And its not like they are a good team.


What about the Sonics? Texans? Winnipeg Jets? Atlanta Thrashers? LA Rams? Etc


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