Really cool story on NBA.com about how the New Orleans and Charlotte franchises came together in a great way around the Hornets nickname.
It also mentions that our franchise is making a donation to their Gulf Coast Preservation Fund after all this is over. Classy move by the organization.
“We are very pleased to transition the Hornets name to Charlotte, where the name has a unique fit and meaning to their fans, much like Pelicans has to our fans and our region,” Benson said. “Working together with the Charlotte organization we were able to make this happen with the fans of both communities benefiting and we look forward to working with them on finalizing the specifics of the transition. We are also very thankful to the Charlotte organization for their contribution to the Pelicans Gulf Coast Preservation Fund. It speaks to the positive nature when two teams work together for the better good of our game, our league and our communities.”