Before a New Orleans Hornets game just a few nights ago, owner Tom Benson’s wife, Gayle, commented on the current branding of the team.
Her preference, would be changing the Hornets franchise to a more fitting logo for New Orleans and changing the colors from teal and purple to red, gold and blue.
According to NOLA.com, it would require a two-year process for the league to approve any branding changes. According to the piece, a league spokesman issued a statement Wednesday night saying:
“The NBA has final say on Hornets colors and name change. That process has not yet taken shape. Red, navy and gold is a combination the Bensons prefer.”
But that hasn’t stopped Michael Jordan from calling dibs on the Hornets name if it were to come available.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Jordan had a few comments on whether Charlotte would look into bringing the name back.
“It’s definitely an interest down the road, but right now it’s the New Orleans Hornets,” Jordan told the Observer. “We would definitely entertain the opportunity. That’s as much as we can say right now. We’ve heard the community ask the question, and we would listen.”
As an expansion team in 2004, the Bobcats were the first team back in Charlotte since 2002, when the Hornets departed for New Orleans after spending the previous 24 years in the city.
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