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#2756440 Hornets Transformation Thread - Live Press Conference @ 12:30 PM (Updated 5/7...

Posted by cdandi1 on 29 April 2014 - 11:49 PM

Doesn't really become official to me until I can type in hornets.com and not be redirected to the Pelicans.  Wonder when the website officially changes. Anyone have any word on that?

 

I have no idea.  That was part of the reason for making the thread... as a way consolidate all changes in one area so we know when changes happen. 

A poster on another forum said they spoke with their ticket rep today, and they confirmed that in "their department" they were the Charlotte Hornets... and that's how they were speaking with clients.  When asked when the online would change, they couldn't provide a timeline. 

Fwiw. 




#2755831 Hornets Transformation Thread - Live Press Conference @ 12:30 PM (Updated 5/7...

Posted by cdandi1 on 29 April 2014 - 01:40 PM

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The Bobcats transformation to Hornets is in full swing and I figured having one thread for all the information would be the best and easiest way for people to stay up-to-date.  I'll update the OP frequently as more and more information becomes available. 

 

UPDATE:  5/20:  TIMELINE OF ALL EVENTS:  

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June 5th:  Hugo the Hornet will make his triumphant return to Charlotte

 

June 9th:  The Hornets will hold a full-staff day of service at Hornets Nest Elementary School along with Lowe's and Fox Sports Carolinas/SportsSouth.  Employees from all three organizations will complete various beautification and refurbishment projects at the school, as well as delivering Hornets Thank You Kits to all 9,600 teachers at 160 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

 

June 19th:  Hornets team uniforms for the 2014-2015 NBA Season will be officially revealed.

 

June 26th:  Hornets new playing floor design unveiled at Time Warner Cable Arena.

 

July 11-21:  The Charlotte Hornets name will return to NBA action at the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

 

Oct 2014:  The Hornets will host the inaugural Buzz Fest, a multi-day fan festival celebrating the beginning of the 2014-15 NBA season and return of the Hornets name.  This interactive event will feature Hornets legends and current players, autograph and photo stations, basketball games, skills challenges, musical acts and more. 

 

UPDATE:  5/20:  Watch the official Charlotte Hornets Press Conference at 12:30 LIVE here:  (http://www.nba.com/h...ress-conference).

 

**All Charlotte NBA Basketball History Returns to Charlotte (5/20):  " ... the team announced that after collaborating with the NBA and the New Orleans Pelicans, all of the statistical information, records and history of Charlotte NBA basketball will also be returning to the franchise.  The Hornets will now own and have access to all of the historical elements from not only the Bobcats era (2004-2014) but also the original Hornets era in Charlotte (1988-2002).  The Pelicans will maintain the history and statistics beginning with the team's first season in New Orleans (2002-03).".

 

UPDATE:  5/16:  Per Bobcats officials.  The Charlotte Bobcats will host a press conference at 12:30 pm Tuesday May 20th to officially begin the start of the Charlotte Hornets.  The team will launch the team website the morning of the 20th and live stream the press conference online (http://www.hornets.com

 

 

Charlotte Bobcats @bobcats - 2h
CHARLOTTE HORNETS NAME OFFICIALLY RETURNS ON MAY 20!

UPDATE:  4/30 :  Per Steve Reed on Twitter, the team will officially announce the change in "a couple of weeks.".
 

 

@SteveReedAP:  For those asking, I'm told the Bobcats will officially transition to Hornets in a couple of weeks.  Probably be a presser to announce.  9:12 AM 30 April 2014

LINK:  (http://www.twitter.c...493255314894848)

Charlotte Business Journal

"Within two weeks, the Charlotte franchise plans to flip the switch and become the Hornets, adopting the nickname used by the city's original pro basketball team from 1988-2002."

LINK:  (http://www.bizjourna...014/04/the.html)
 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

New Logos: 

**Logo Pyramid:  (http://www.backbuzzc...ity-reveal.html)

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Official Links:

 

Official Facebook page for the Charlotte Hornets (5/20):  (http://www.facebook.com/hornets)   

 

Official Instagram (5/20):  (http://www.instagram.com/hornets).

 

Bobcats team website redirects to hornets.com (5/19):  (Http://www.hornets.com)

 

Official team site dedicated to all Hornets info during the season:  (http://www.backbuzzcity.com)

 

Third Party Links

Carolinahuddle changed its bobcats page to Hornets months ago (obviously). 

Our friends at bobcatsplanet changed to hornetsplanet weeks ago:  (http://www.hornetsplanet.com)

 

Reddit's NBA Subreddit redirects bobcats to charlottehornets:  (http://www.reddit.co...harlottehornets)

 

New Merchandise:

 

**Official Charlotte Hornets Draft Hat

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Online Team Store:  (http://www.shopbobca...te_hornets_gear)

Cool Media:

 

Logo Reveal Video: (http://www.youtube.c...h?v=MP2Gq34f6zU)

 

Logo Reveal Night Video:  (http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Ds5_z9xWRhY)

 

Team President Fred Whitfield discusses timetable for transition Hour 2 of WFNZ's The Drive (4/28):  (http://www.charlotte...ocal.com/audio/)

Great Article Regarding the Very Beginning of the Original Hornets: (http://www.charlotte...s-oral-history/)

 

Rufus Lynx Retirement Video (5/16):  (Http://www.nba.com/bobcats/video/2014/05/16/RufusRetirementVideofinalmp43272687/)

 

**Hornets Signage being put up outside the arena (5/19). 

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Speculation & Rumors:

Jersey and Court Concepts (Fan Made) (1/20):  (http://www.carolinah...made-and-other/)

 

**Could shirt provide insight into new jerseys? (4/29) 

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Hugo Design Rumors via We Believe (4/30):  (http://www.facebook....beelievefref=nf)

According to a STH, the court design will be revealed on draft night (5/7): (http://www.hornetspl...tartforhornets/)

 

Word font used for the jerseys both Home and Away (5/21):

(http://news.sportslo...rnets-uniforms/)

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#2739587 Honestly, could this team pull one off the biggest upsets in history?

Posted by cdandi1 on 14 April 2014 - 10:24 PM

Isn't Dewayne wade crippled?  I'll take my chances with Henderson vs Wade.  I like Henderson defensively vs wade more so than anyone Miami has vs Jefferson or even Kemba walker. 

The xfactor will be not having Jeff Taylor who is another defensive wing who could matchup vs wade or LBJ for a change of pace from MKG. 

Don't think the 'Cats can pull 4 out of 7 vs Miami... but I like our matchup at the PG and C positions.  I'm not scared of wade.  I'm more scared of Bosh on the perimeter stretching the floor and LeBron vs anyone really.




#2729841 Charlotte Bobcats Playoff Tickets Info

Posted by cdandi1 on 07 April 2014 - 10:32 AM

Bought a pair upstairs this morning!  Convinced myself that if I bought uppers for game 3 or 4, I could afford uppers for game 6 if necessary. 

Pretty pumped!!!

GO HORNCATS!!!




#2726956 Fluff piece on the LSU duo by Max Henson of panthers.com. Hmmm. That's a...

Posted by cdandi1 on 04 April 2014 - 11:36 AM

Would FAP!




#2719422 Bobs vs Magic

Posted by cdandi1 on 28 March 2014 - 11:48 AM

Have to take care of business tonight... Monday night could be for 6th place if all goes to plan tonight!

Go 'Cats!




#2703519 How many games have you attended this season

Posted by cdandi1 on 17 March 2014 - 07:43 PM

Went to the logo reveal game vs Utah and have made plans to attend a playoff game if the 'Cats are in the playoffs.  I would have season tickets if I could. 




#2648511 Mason Plumlee

Posted by cdandi1 on 10 February 2014 - 12:31 AM

The way Miles has been playing in PHX, the plumees may end up having better pro than college careers. 




#2647945 Kiss Detroits Pick Goodbye

Posted by cdandi1 on 09 February 2014 - 06:47 PM

Lets wait and see how the rest of the season goes in terms of Detroit's tank.  Do they tank because of lack of coaching?  Do they trade all of their talent away? 

If they trade all their talent away and full blown tank mode, it may be a blessing for us.  That pick is only top 1 protected next year, so if they sell the farm they may suck for a year or more thus a high pick next year (barring they don't win the lottery next year). 

There is a lot that can happen, but it may boil down to... would the hornets rather have Detroit's pick at 9 or higher this year or a top five pick next? 




#2625815 Charlotte Hornets Jersey & Court Concepts (Fan Made and Other)

Posted by cdandi1 on 20 January 2014 - 10:17 PM

I figured I would consolidate all of the new Charlotte Hornets jersey court designs floating around online.  All of these are fan made except for figure 2 .  My personal favorite is No. 1

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#2564766 Best crowd of the season

Posted by cdandi1 on 24 December 2013 - 08:06 PM

http://www.youtube.c...w&feature=share

 

Crowd Reaction Video made from a gentleman on reddit




#2457441 Oct 30, 2013: Game 1: Charlotte Hornets (0-0) @ Houston Rockets (0-0)

Posted by cdandi1 on 30 October 2013 - 12:39 PM

Season Opener Official Game Thread

 

Tip:  8:00 pm Eastern

Location:  Houston Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

TV:  Fox SportSouth 
Radio:  WFNZ 610 am the FAN Charlotte
Other:  Online Radio stream via Bobcats.com & official game chat at Bobcats.com
Official Bobcats.com preview http://www.nba.com/b...ys-beat-rockets

 

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Last Year:  Houston won both games, 109-95 and 100-94.  
Series Trends:  Houston has won 13 of last 15 and 8 straight at home (nba.com)
Next Match up:  March 24, 2014

Vegas:  Houston: -13

 

Rosters

Charlotte Hornets  

PG:  Kemba Walker
SG:  Gerald Henderson
SF:  Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF:  Cody Zeller**
  C:  Al Jefferson

Reserves:  Roman Sessions, Ben Gordon, Jeffery Taylor, Josh McRoberts, Bismack Biyombo, Anthony Tolliver, Jannero Pargo, James Southerland, Jeff Adrien

IMO:  Expect Southerland to be inactive, toss-up between Adiren and Tolliver

Out:  Haywood 

Houston Rockets

 

PG:  Patrick Beverley 
SG:  James Harden

SF:  Chandler Parsons

PF:  Dwight Howard
C  :  Omer Asik

 

Reserves:  Jeremy Lin, Francisco Garcia, Omri Casspi, Donatas Motiejunas, Terrence Jones

 

I hope I didn't step on anyone's toes by starting the first game thread...but I had a few minutes to put it together so I thought I would. 

Here's to Jefferson playing without ankle concerns and hopefully a Horncats win!


**NOTE:  Most media outlets outside of Charlotte list Zeller as the starter not McRoberts, while the Observer is projecting McRoberts to the starter.  Regardless, look for Bismack and whoever doesn't start between McBob and Cody to get plenty of minutes against a physical tandem of Osik and Howard.  Also, Jefferson stated earlier in the week he think he will go though the team lists him as questionable.  




#2457252 Bobcats tv rights

Posted by cdandi1 on 30 October 2013 - 11:16 AM

Link from 2010 that was referred to earlier in the thread:

http://www.nba.com/b...ork_101020.html




#2397870 Bye Week Blues Cheerleader Contest

Posted by cdandi1 on 24 September 2013 - 11:53 AM

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#2397852 Bye Week Blues Cheerleader Contest

Posted by cdandi1 on 24 September 2013 - 11:45 AM

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