October 28, 2002

Can you really teach an old dog new tricks?: Now in New Orleans, with enthusiastic fans and the arena deal they wanted, the Hornets 'took the uncharacteristic step of locking up the franchise's most valuable commodity for the next six years.'

Interesting article putting an objectively positive spin on a lot of Hornets' personnel decisions that looked really bad at the time.

I lived in Charlotte for six years during Shinn's residency, and we thought he was cheap (financially and personally). He destroyed a wealth of good will in the center of basketball heaven. What do you think, is this a new leaf?

posted by Sean Meade to basketball at 10:49 AM - 4 comments

Bull crap! He isn't turning over a new leaf! He'll be good for now, but wait a few years, and he'll be whining for a new arena for the taxpayers of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana to pay for. I'm glad the SOB and his scumbag partner, Ray Woolridge, are out of Charlotte. When Charlotte gets a new NBA team, we will show the NBA that we can support a team better than anyone else. And, George, WE WANT THE DAMN NICKNAME BACK! rest of SpoFiers: "Gee, do ya think he's pissed about this?"

posted by jasonbondshow at 11:49 AM on October 28, 2002

You can have the name back if new orleans gets 'jazz' back. No name is more misplaced than that one, and all changes should start there.

posted by justgary at 06:46 PM on October 28, 2002

justgary, I could not agree with you more!

posted by jasonbondshow at 10:24 PM on October 29, 2002

I feel sorry for the fans in New Orleans. They have some of the worst owners in basketball. Imagine, they got run out of basketball crazy Charlotte.

posted by jc at 07:28 PM on November 01, 2002

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