Friday, July 19, 2013
NBA Board of Governors unanimously approves Hornet move back to Charlotte
On Friday morning, the NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved an application by the Charlotte franchise that will allow the Bobcats to revert back to the Hornets moniker for the 2014-15 season.
The original Hornets franchise played in Charlotte from 1988 until the team moved to New Orleans in 2002. Those original hornets teams featured players like Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, and fellow Wake Forest star Muggsy Bogues.
“The passion and enthusiasm around this name change by fans in this market has been unmatched,” Michael Jordan, chairman of Bobcats Sports & Entertainment, told Bloomberg News. “With the young team we are developing on the court, the direction of our business and the return of the Hornets name, we are extremely excited about our future. The buzz is back.”
The organization held a party Thursday night at the Charlotte EpiCenter to announce the name change, and Rex Chapman, Kendall Gill, and Bogues were there to help celebrate.
One question remains...where's Hugo the Hornet?
We'll keep you posted.