Truehoop - Henry Abbott
Hat tip to QCH for the link.When Jordan bought the team, there was discussion of more major changes to come. One was changing the name of the team. The other was bringing in another owner, to defray the losses Jordan was certain to endure.
Whitfield says both of those discussions are slowing down, in no small part because of the team's success. The name change, he says, is "not anything that we've decided to pull the trigger on. ... When I got here five years ago you'd never see people running up and down the street in Bobcats shirts, or Bobcats license plates on the front of cars. Now that we're starting to see that, we're asking ourselves does it really make sense to change the name and now have the third NBA team name in a small market like Charlotte."
Give it a look...it's a very good read.
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Last edited by BobCatsFanInTx; 09-03-2010 at 05:31 PM.
Wow.Originally Posted by Fred Whitfield
Good. Nothing like motivating Mike. Thanks, Hollinger"Oh, yes, we saw them," says Whitfield, when asked about ESPN.com's future power rankings that called his franchise 30th by a long shot
Great read. Thanks Spectre.
very nice read! i really enjoy abbot's off the cuff work. glad to see the cats getting some positive pub.
Outstanding read. Thanks for the link!
"The Charlotte Hornets name has been a mainstay throughout the region for many years, and we are excited to announce our intention to re-establish this historic brand. We believe that its return will galvanize our fan base by unifying our loyal Bobcats fans with those who have strong memories of our city's NBA predecessor." MJ, 5-21-13
Great read, good find
This is a fantastic read, Spectre. I know we here had a debate about Jordan and Postolos when Bob decided to sell, but after seeing what Jordan's done and reading that article, I couldn't be happier that Jordan is our owner.
Great find Spectre!! great read...someone please send Whitfield a note that Wachovia is now Wells Fargo before they cancel their season tickets. I know at the time it was Wachovia, but Wells Fargo seems to be back in the sports swing of things (Wachovia Championship to Quail Hollow Championship to Wells Fargo Championship)...maybe their next sponsorship could be the BobcatsPlanet Suite at the Cable Box.
Great read Spec, thanks for that.
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