I tweeted him the leaked logo weeks ago and still nothing...
I find it very curious that the NBA spoke with MJ about this last season, then allowed the Pelicans rebrand in the middle of a season, then allowed the Bobcats to send out a survey specifically asking about the Hornets name on the very next day.
Then the Mayor of Charlotte tweeted last month that he couldn't wait to see people filling uptown to watch the Charlotte Hornets play, then the mayor hints in an article yesterday that he has already had a conversation with MJ telling him that he prefers the Hornets name because it better represents Charlottes history..
I'm sure the Bobcats already have Hornets jerseys designed in the old Teal & Purple & Hornets jerseys in some variation of the current color scheme.
If the surveys support the name change, I think it happens sooner rather than later.
When do y'all think they will release another statement?
I really hope there's a way to work this out. Don't go bursting our bubble, Ghost!
Also, Scottley, I agree with you. All the contingencies are in place (probably started when they were working on the new Bobcats color scheme) and I think once the surveys are analyzed we'll get an announcement soon thereafter and can finally move forward.
"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
In the past the retail book has gone out with To Be Determined/Announced logos/designs when teams tweak their logos which is no big deal for the Lakers, Bulls or Lakers (we all know what they look like and they never change). However, for a completely new logo/team name, getting the design out to the public early, the retailers will hopefully have sense of interest from their fanbase when they are deciding what they should order.
I would hope theyd announce it pretty damn quick. No matter what the outcome is the one thing that kills sales the most is uncertainty. Im dying to pick up a walker jersey right now but obviously im not gonna do it if i dont even know what our teams name is going forward
ONE QUESTION no one has addrested ?? What will become of Bobcatsplanet Will it change all so ? And become the Hornets [what ever] ?
ZIGGY, mods, who ever ?
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