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Halo 12-05-2010 05:30 PM

NBA nearing take over of New Orleans Hornets' operation; source indicates David Stern's desire to keep team in New Orleans
 
The NBA is poised to assume ownership of the New Orleans Hornets in the next few days, and published reports have someone with local ties overseeing the transition and eventual sale of the club. Jac Sperling, vice chairman of the...

Read the full article at NOLA.com...

papz 12-05-2010 08:43 PM

Bye bye Hornets... we were only delaying the inevitable.

CashAndFlash 12-06-2010 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by papz (Post 267386)
Bye bye Hornets... we were only delaying the inevitable.

I'm afraid you're right paps... we should know by March.

neugey 12-06-2010 09:00 AM

Hoping NOLA can keep the Hornets, but I find it really weird that the NBA just took control of a team a few months after Stern said they might look into contraction soon.

CashAndFlash 12-06-2010 09:16 AM

I don't understand the deal with contraction... I mean what, you pay like 400 million dollars to take over a team, and then just eliminate it? How does that make financial sense?

papz 12-06-2010 11:19 AM

It makes sense if they can move the team to a profitable market.

Halo 12-06-2010 01:55 PM

I still think there's a chance the Choest family will buy the team but I doubt it.

CashAndFlash 12-06-2010 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Halo (Post 267610)
I still think there's a chance the Choest family will buy the team but I doubt it.

Nobody else in town has the money except for maybe Benson and phyllis taylor....pat taylor's widow.

Halo 12-06-2010 07:02 PM

I'm honestly tired of the NBA and their BS. First they over-extend the league and water it down, then they're always threatening to move teams. I'm personally ready for them to leave.

They do this in mid-season, they did ZERO marketing of the team this year (or ever) and now the house will be less packed and they blame it all on the fans.

.... There is the issue of an NBA caliber arena in New Orleans still...


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