Monthly Archives: June 2012
We have been receiving a great deal of questions lately about whether or not the “Bring Back the Buzz” movement is still alive considering the recent changes in the Bobcats logo and uniform. The answer is yes, and in fact it makes our movement stronger. The biggest thing keeping our movement from moving forward is that the New Orleans Hornets are still the Hornets. Tom Benson has made it very clear that his intentions are to make the 2012-2013 season the last time the NBA franchise in New Orleans will be called the Hornets. Once the name change in New Orleans takes place, it will make the name Hornets available for Charlotte but until that happens the Bobcats are in limbo.
With that being said the Bobcats not only had the worst season in NBA history, they were dead least in merchandise sales, and were voted to have the ugliest uniforms in the NBA. That means regardless of whether or not the Hornets name is available, they are still a business and had to do something. This is where the new uniforms come in, there is an obvious movement to distance themselves from Bob Johnson by taking his name off of the front of their home jersey. They also added a light blue into their list of colors and are using way more navy instead of orange. Now I want you to refer to the color wheel in this post, take a look at where light blue falls in location to “Teal” and where the navy blue falls in location to “Purple”. Now while this is mere speculation those colors are very close to one another and would make a name/color change less drastic.
So…as far as we are concerned this is actually a HUGE step closer to our name change and more of a reason for all of us to push harder to make sure we BRING BACK THE BUZZ!!!!
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St. John’s University assistant Mike Dunlap will be the next head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats, sources told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard on Monday.
Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins said Friday the team was getting closer to making a decision on their next head coach. At the time, Higgins said two finalists in Pacers assistant Brian Shaw and Lakers assistant coach Quin Snyder had a second round of interviews that included Bobcats owner Michael Jordan. However, Higgins would not rule out the possibility of the team interviewing another candidate.
Dunlap has some NBA experience, having spent two years as an assistant coach under George Karl with the Denver Nuggets. And he served as the de facto head coach at St. John’s for most of this past season, as head coach Steve Lavin recuperated from prostate cancer surgery.
Dunlap will replace Paul Silas, who was not granted a contract extension after the team finished 7-59 this past season, the worst winning percentage (.106) in NBA history.
The Bobcats also interviewed Orlando assistant coach Patrick Ewing, Charlotte assistant Stephen Silas, ex-Portland coach Nate McMillan, Golden State assistant Michael Malone, Cleveland assistant Nate Tibbetts and Memphis assistant Dave Joerger. Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan told the team last week he was withdrawing from consideration for the job.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
The NBA Board of Governors on Wednesday approved the sale of the New Orleans Hornets to Tom Benson, the league announced.
The sale will be officially closed later this week. The Hornets are expected to make an official announcement concerning Benson’s take-over on Thursday.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed off on the state’s capital outlay bill, which included nearly $60 million for improvements to New Orleans Arena, as well as on the extension of the Quality Jobs Tax Credit, both elements which were critical in the agreement the state had with the Hornets to extend the lease in the Arena through 2024.