I do not think anything is set in stone and I do not think that it is far-fetched to think that they will try to return to original logos and/or color schemes.
You don't invest in research teams and studies that conclude the name change will be desirable and profitbable in the city, make the announcement public to get everyone pumped, and then decide to bring back a modified version of what everyone wants.
I expect there to be subtle differences with the new Hornets brand as they come back, and I understand that you will never be able to match the atmospehere of the old Charlotte coliseum due to the sheer size in comparison with TWC arena, but to think that they decided to make this change and completely overhaul the old Hornet image is "silly"
Not really, they've set out to redesign the logo and uniforms. MJ has said he hasn't decided to use the old colors or not. BTW, they are seriously outdated now. It's much more likely that the new logo is completely redone and that the colors are modernized then to think they use seriously outdated colors and just slight tweaks to an already really old logo. Btw, I don't like the logo in the OP. I just don't expect the same colors or logo. I've never expected the old logo even with just slight tweaks. I've never expected the old colors either.
I mean check out the back drop behind MJ in the press release or the Back the Buzz site, it's got the current colors mixed in there.
The blue on the back the buzz part of the Bobcats site is a different shade. (it's the blue from the bobcats logo, btw)
Everything they've shown so far indicates them changing the colors, even MJ said they wouldn't go full out with the colors and logo.
At the same time, the new Hornets can't appear to be a simple copy of the earlier incarnation. As Jordan noted, some teal and purple lettering does not mean the franchise will adopt the same look, and that would be a mistake. This management team needs to create something that can work in the future, not just a cute bit of nostalgia.