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NBA Board Of Governors Approves Name Change To Hornets!

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The NBA’s Charlotte franchise hopes to officially begin shedding its “Bobcats” nickname in a vote of the Board of Governors, switching back to the “Hornets” identity that served the city and the league so well from 1988 to 2002. Actually the name change, if approved, probably won’t take effect until after the 2013-14 season, given the time and expense (estimated at $3 million or more) involved with signage, merchandise and other legal and marketing details. But with “Hornets” freed up by the New Orleans team’s recent switch to “Pelicans,” Charlotte saw a chance to revive a fan base that was the pride of the NBA for more than a decade. NBA.com

 

Rick Bonnell ‏@rick_bonnell

Sounds like the news conference following the NBA owners meeting will be closer to 7:30 EDT than 8.

 

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NBA commissioner David Stern: "True-blue fans of the old Hornets said 'Give us our name back.' ''

 

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Benson family advocated unanimous approval of name change.

 

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Stern: It was a unanimous vote to let Bobcats become the Hornets.

 

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Done deal -- the Bobcats are now the Hornets

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It's official! stern is on NBA TV announcing it now!

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Lets go!!!

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Que Kool and the Gang!!!11!1!
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Adam Silver called us the rightful owners of the Hornets name. That"s fucking right.

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Might have to add some of that carolina blue to the forum colors

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okay I'm done 

 

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