If I had to guess I don't think tonight has anything to do with it. I'm guessing its either a small jersey tweak or a massive complete overhaul of the Bobcats brand. Not switching to the Hornets though, that isn't feasible right now.
My logic is this.
- They want to distance themselves from 7-59 obviously. It may be a small tweak, but you can't go into next season looking exactly like the team that had the worst record of all time.
- They can't get the Hornets name right now, or even for a couple years if New Orleans can't get right. So you have nothing to lose with a Bobcats rebrand. Try one last hail mary attempt to get a color/scheme logo that EVERYONE in the city loves, and if it fails, then there's always the Hornets name change to fall back on in a couple years. If it works and everyone loves it and we get Davis and we become good then they can put the name deal to rest forever.