Anyone see all the "Flight" branding inside the arena? there are old school planes hanging at various spots and theres a sweet logo of "The Flight Deck" in the hallways as well.. I think theres a good chance there will be a poll between the Flight and Hornets when the Hornets brand becomes available.
In honor of Swedd knowing me to well, I will post this here.
Evidently, Gail Benson announced during the Hornets pre-game show that the new name for the New Orleans franchise will be announced at the end of the season and the official colors will be Red, Navy, and Gold.
Up until now, there hasn't been anything concrete beyond Tom Benson's opening press conference, this makes it sound like it is a 100% certainty that the Hornets name will be available at the end of the season.
One step closer to Hugo coming home!
link or GTFO
They seem to think Cardinals is the frontrunner for the new name. Guess it makes some sense considering Red-Gold-Navy. Be interesting to see one of those guys do a Cardinals logo/jersey mockup like we've seen in the past for other names. Like that better than Pelicans too, not a bad choice.
I'll say, if we bring the hornets back, I don't think we should simply take everything back like it never left. Rename Hugo, update the logo, maybe tweak the colors, etc. They can keep the Honeybees name though.