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Michael Jordan Press Conference Today Regarding Name Change

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is changing his team's name to the Hornets.

The person says Jordan will detail the timetable for the change to be completed at a press conference the Bobcats have scheduled for Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity because the name change has not been publicly announced.

NBA deputy commissioner and COO Adam Silver previously has said it would take "about 18 months" for the Bobcats to change their name. That means Charlotte could once again become the Hornets by the 2014-15 season.

The Hornets resided in Charlotte from 1988-2002 before then-owner George Shinn moved the franchise to New Orleans. The New Orleans Hornets recently changed their name to the Pelicans.

 

 

 

If I am MJ, I announce how much it will cost to change the team name.  And that in order to complete the change, the bobcats needed to sell 80% of their tickets this season.  Lets see how badly people want the name changed.  Its put up or shut up time for charlotte.

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News outlets are saying it's a done deal with inside information from the league and Bobcats/Hornets. Super excited to see what they do for the uniforms and so forth. 

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Even though nothing was official, I bet they've had people working on new designs for a bit.   Hopefully they'll live up to expectations.

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I'd encourage anyone who's even REMOTELY interested in this topic to make it out to "The Hive" tonight at 6.  They're going to be streaming the press conference live via the arena JumboTron...we're trying to pack the joint with teal and purple.

 

Ahem...

 

BEE THERE!!!

 

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I wish I could bee. Any real chance the change could occur by next season? I know they say 18 months, but it's MJ...

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I'm guessing the Lady Cats will become the Honey Bees again.

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I'm guessing there is no way to view this on tv or online streaming? I'd make it to the stadium if I had time.

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Tickets start at $8 for entrance into the arena from 6pm-8pm for the draft party and announcement. It might be wise to RSVP as well. 

 

 

here's the link for the RSVP. 

 

 

http://www.nba.com/bobcats/enter.html

 

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I will go to 5 games this upcoming season if MJ is serious about changing the name back to the Hornets.

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Tickets start at $8 for entrance into the arena from 6pm-8pm for the draft party and announcement. It might be wise to RSVP as well. 

 

 

here's the link for the RSVP. 

 

 

http://www.nba.com/bobcats/enter.html

 

I'm still thinking about going. Did any of you guys get a call from the Bobcats asking if yall were going to attend? They called me twice in the last two 3 weeks.

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Press conference w/ MJ will be available on News14

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I'll be watching on news14, but I wish I could make it out there. It's just not possible for me. 

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